Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Directorate of Hirings, Requisition and Claims Commission


Recommended Posts

Could any kindly soul point me at a printed source which would explain what this organisation actually did and it's history. I believe it was based at GHQ Montreuil and although the name suggests in half-measure what it did, it would be good to know for sure.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Directorate of Hirings and Requisitions dealt with transactions between the British Army and French civilian authorities and citizens. The Director was a major-general who was also the Chairman of the Claims Commission which presumably adjudicated on disputed claims. There are records for its WW2 successor in the National Archives:




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Ron- Thanks for that.  It seems odd to me that I cannot trace any written account of this body, nor of any documentation at National Archives.   Should be something ou there-I'll have another go and report back. Dealing with our biggest neighbour when,in one sense, we were trashing their country (albeit to stop it being trashed on an even larger scale )  should have produced the odd memoir, internal history-and I cannot imagine that the British Army ever did anything without generating paperwork-esp. manuals and forms.:wub: 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...