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What military unit does E.L.C./E.L.G. stand for?


Michael Pegum
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This is part of a Roll of Honour in a Presbyterian church in Cork City, Ireland. The quality of the photo is admittedly poor, but Lieut. John Howard B. Murphy seems to have been in a unit designated as "E.L.C." or, possibly, "E.L.G".

Any ideas as to what this was?

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Many thanks. I haven't come across the Egyptian Labour Corps before.

I knew the Forum would provide an answer!

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Yes, giving one of his addresses on the Medal Card as "The Manse, Cork, Ireland" would suggest that his father was the senior Presbyterian clergyman in Cork, since he would have been the one living in the Manse.

The other address, of the University Philosophical Society, Dublin, shows that he went to Trinity College. The T.C.D. Roll of Honour says that he entered the College in 1913 but did not graduate. He must have joined up not long after the war began. 

What does S.?.?. Refusal List 68.20418 mean?

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6 minutes ago, Michael Pegum said:

What does S.?.?. Refusal List 68.20418 mean?

I think it says SWB. I presume that refers to a Silver War Badge refusal but I am guessing.

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