Area Employment Companies of the Labour Corps in France and Flanders

Ther Area Employment Company, sometimes written as AE Company, is a type of unit of the Labour Corps that often appears in men’s service records. But it is often most difficult to detemine where the company was, let alone what an indvidual soldier’s form of employment was while he was serving with it. This page may help.

Details of the role and composition of an Area Employment Company can be found at Divisional, Area and Home Service Employment Companies – formation, structure, work

The listing below is of details found in war diaries. Some of the locations are given by the war diaries in the grid code format used for trench maps. The listing is accurate but inevitably incomplete. I will keep adding to it whenever I come across useful detail.

Imperial War Museum photograph E(AUS)1067). “Australian soldiers outside a bath house near Ypres on 1 November 1917. Regular attendance at bath houses was compulsory for all troops on the Western Front.” The baths were usually operated by men of an Employment Company.

255 Area Employment Company

9 June 1918: First Army reports that the heaquarters and detachments of the company (two officers and 224 men) moved from Agnez-les-Duisans to Anvin.

22 June 1918: First Army reports that the company (two officers and 100 men) moved from Anvin to Ligny St. Flochel.

7 July 1918: First Army reports that the company (two officers and 95 men) moved from Ligny St. Flochel to Pernes.

10 October 1918: First Army reports that company transferred from 26 Labour Group to 71 Labour Group.

1 December 1918: First Army reports that the company transferred to VI Corps control.

267 Area Employment Company

13 August 1917:  VII Corps reports tthe arrival of this company (one officer and 105 men).

268 Area Employment Company

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Long.

269 Area Employment Company

25 August 1917: arrived in Second Army area from Boulogne and allocated to IX Corps.

270 Area Employment Company

25 August 1917: arrived in Second Army area from Boulogne and allocated to X Corps. One officer and 94 men.

272 Area Employment Company

6 September 1917: a unit described as 272 Corps HQ Employment Company (one officer and 94 men) arrived in First Army area from base and was sent to Ecoivres.

278 Area Employment Company

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company joined 29 Labour Group on a change of corps boundaries.

3 November 1918: First Army reports that company (three officers and 34 men) moved from Duisans to Escaudoeuvres.

281 Area Employment Company

November 1917: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 49 Labour Group, under Cavalry Corps, and in Brusle.

18 December 1917: Third Army reports that this company left from Cartigny to join Fifth Army.

January 1918: Fifth Army reports that this company was under 49 Labour Group at Le Catelet.

28 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Fourth Army’s area and proceeded to Péronne.

282 Area Employment Company

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Epagne.

285 Area Employment Company

November 1917: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 69 Labour Group, under VII Corps, and in Péronne.

18 December 1917: Third Army reports that this company left from Péronne to join Fifth Army.

28 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Fourth Army’s area and proceeded to Bohain.

286 Area Employment Company

28 May 1918: First Army reports that the company (two officers and 201 men) moved from Beaurainville (under Lines of Communication) to Senlis.

20 June 1918: First Army reports that the company (one officer and 68 men) moved from Anvin to Senlis.

1 November 1918: First Army reports that company (one officer and 77 men) moved from Senlis to Douai.

1 December 1918: First Army reports that the company transferred to VI Corps control.

292 Area Employment Company

28 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Fourth Army’s area and proceeded to Roisel.

736 Area Employment Company

18 April 1918: First Army reports that the company (one officer and 267 men) moved from 36A/D.20.a to Treziennes.

1 July 1918: First Army reports that the company (with 68 Labour Group) transferred to Fifth Army.

1 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 58 Labour Group at Treiziennes (XI Corps)

10 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 68 Labour Group at Berguette (XI Corps).

19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 68 Labour Group at Saint-Venant (XI Corps).

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 68 Labour Group at Willems (XV Corps).

737 Area Employment Company

4 April 1918: First Army reports that the company moved from Ecoivres to Acq.

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company joined 29 Labour Group on a change of corps boundaries.

4 November 1918: First Army reports that company (one officer and 18 men) moved from Acq to Orchies.

738 Area Employment Company

6 August 1917: arrived in Second Army area from Le Havre and allocated to IX Corps. Two officers and 265 men.

27 June 1918: Second Army reports that a detachment of two officers and 84 men arrived at Arques (27 Labour Group) from 27/L.9.c.9.8 (30 Labour Group).

16 October 1918: Second Army reports that the company arrived at Zuytpeene (30 Labour Group) from Lungueness (82 Labour Group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 75 Labour Group transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 31 Labour Group at Menin (XV Corps).

739 Area Employment Company

6 August 1917: arrived in Second Army area from Le Havre and allocated to X Corps. Two officers and 272 men.

3 June 1918: Second Army reports that the HQ of this company (one officer and 47 men) moved from 27/L.9.c.9.8 to 27aNE/L.21.a.1.6 (65 Labour Group).

26 June 1918: Second Army reports that a detachment of one officer and 42 men arrived at Saint-Omer from 27/W.19.d (II Corps) for work under Second Army Controller of Mines.

15 July 1918: Second Army reports that this company (two officers and 195 men) left 27aNE/K.23.b.1.5 (65 Labour Group) for Therouane (Fifth Army area).

1 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Dohem.

31 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Westrehem.

10 and 19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Berquigny.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Fives.

740 Area Employment Company

10 August 1917: Third Army reports that this company arrived and was with 52 Labour Group.

741 Area Employment Company

12 August 1917: Third Army reports that this company arrived and was with 46 Labour Group.

742 Area Employment Company

29 September 1917: Fourth Army reports that detachments of this company were at Teteghem.

23 May 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 16 men) arrived at Lumbres from Arques (both 27 Labour Group).

743 Area Employment Company

23 November 1917: moved from Second Army to Third Army.

25 November 1917: Third Army reports that this company arrived from base and proceeded to Templeux.

18 December 1917: Third Army reports that this company left from Templeux-la-Fosse to join Fifth Army.

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Les Mesnil.

744 Area Employment Company

8 August 1917: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 64 Labour Group in VIII Corps.

15 July 1918: Second Army reports that this company (just one officer and 3 men) arrived at 27NW/I.3.a.3.8 (30 Labour Group) from Arneke (75 Labour Group).

15 September 1918: Second Army reports that this company (just one officer and 7 men) arrived at 27/J.23.d (66 Labour Group) from 27/I.2.b.9.6 (same group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 66 Labour Group (under XIX Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 50 Labour Group at Hazebrouck.

746 Area Employment Company

5 August 1917: Fifth Army reports that the company had arrived and was allotted to 57 Labour Group in XIX Corps. Group was based at 44 Rue de Cassel, Poperinghe.

29 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 45 men) arrived in 27/F.16 (59 Labour Group) from 27/L.17.d.6.4.

20 October 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at Zuytpeene (30 Labour Group) from Watten (65 Labour Group).

23 October 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at Poperinghe (65 Labour Group) from Zuytpeene.

16 November 1918: with rest of 65 Labour Group transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 65 Labour Group at Steenvoorde (XIX Corps).

748 Area Employment Company

18 September 1917: formed in Second Army area under IX Corps at Mont Rouge. One officer and 207 PB (Permanent Base) men who had already been serving within the corps.

16 November 1918: with rest of 43 Labour Group (under XIX Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 43 Labour Group at Courtrai (XV Corps).

749 Area Employment Company

11 September 1917: formed in Second Army area at 27/R.2.a.9.8. One officer and 246 PB (Permanent Base) men who had already been serving within the corps.

8 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 100 men), in 31 Labour Group, relocated from 28/T.10.B.6.9 to 28/H.33.a.2.0 (27 Group area) and was allotted to Second Army Agricultural Officer.

23 June 1918: Second Army reports that the HQ of this company (three officers and 27 men) arrived at Watten (65 Labour Group) from 19/W.19.d.4.4 (59 Labour Group).

3 July 1918: Second Army reports that a detachment of this company (one officer and 97 men) arrived at 27/J.18.c.6.8 (66 Labur Group) from 27a/K.23.b.1.5 (65 Labour Group).

23 June 1918: Second Army reports that a detachment of this company (one officer and38  men) arrived at Watten (65 Labour Group) to rejoin its headquarters from 36aSE/X.11.c.3.3 (59 Labour Group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 66 Labour Group (under XIX Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 50 Labour Group at Hazebrouck.

750 Area Employment Company

18 October 1917: formed in Second Army area at Cassel. One officer and 261 PB (Permanent Base) men who had already been serving within the army area. Allocated to work with Town Majors, Area Commandants, School of Musketry and the laundry at Arques.

15 July 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 33 men) arrived at Cassel (X Corps area) from Helfaut (59 Labour Group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 38 Labour Group (under X Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 31 Labour Group at Menin (XV Corps).

751 Area Employment Company

18 October 1917: formed in Second Army area at Cassel. One officer and 251 PB (Permanent Base) men who had already been serving within the army area. Allocated to work with Army Railheads, Army Commandants and Army Grenade School.

26 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 12 men) arrived in 27/F.10.d (66 Labour Group) from Vlamertinghe.

23 May 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 101 men with 29 others attached) left 27/F.10.d. (II Corps area) for Arques (27 Labour Group).

5 October 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at 27/V.27.a (33 Labour Group) from 27/S.10.d (75 Labour Group).

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 50 Labour Group at Hazebrouck.

752 Area Employment Company

18 October 1917: formed in Second Army area at Cassel. One officer and 272 PB (Permanent Base) men who had already been serving within the army area and 142 from number 10 PB Company. Allocated to work with Army Commandants, Central Purchase Board and Signals Schools.

16 October 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 17 men) arrived at 27a/K.23.b. (65 Labour Group) from 27/T.9.central (59 Labour Group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 75 Labour Group transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 75 Labour Group at 28/Q..31.c (XV Corps).

753 Area Employment Company

January 1918: Fifth Army reports that this company was under 61 Labour Group at Cappy. Note: company number is partially illegible but appears to be 753.

20 July 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at 27/O.10.a (30 Labour Group) from 22aNE/L.14.c (65 Labour Group).

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 50 Labour Group at Hazebrouck.

754 Area Employment Company

22 October 1917: formed in Second Army area at Rue des Bouchers, Bailleul. One officer and 254 PB (Permanent Base) men who had already been serving with number 10 PB Company, joined by 50 PB men from VIII Corps.

29 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at Arques (74 Labour Group) from Steenvoorde.

755 Area Employment Company

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company joined 29 Labour Group on a change of corps boundaries.

10 November 1918: First Army reports that the company (two officers and 115 men) moved from Avesnes-le-Comte to Douai.

1 December 1918: First Army reports that the company transferred to VI Corps control.

756 Area Employment Company

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company joined 29 Labour Group on a change of corps boundaries.

12 November 1918: First Army reports that the company (one officer and 23 men) moved from Villers-les-Cachicourt to Douai.

1 December 1918: First Army reports that the company trabsferred to VI Corps control.

757 Area Employment Company

12 December 1917: Third Army reports that this company arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Aveluy.

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Sorel.

758 Area Employment Company

January 1918: Fifth Army reports that this company was under 28 Labour Group in XVIII Corps.

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Montauban.

28 December 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left for First Army area.

759 Area Employment Company

23 October 1917: formed in Second Army area at 28/G.27.b.5.8. One officer and 213 PB (Permanent Base) men ; 165 from Fifth Army and rest from PLD men (Permanent Light Duties) from labour units.

26 June 1918: Second Army reports that a detachment of one officer and 84 men arrived at Saint-Omer from 28/A.14.c  (43 Labour Group) for work under Second Army Controller of Mines.

10 July 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 147 men) arrived at Zuytpeene (38 Labour Group) from 28/A.14.c (II Corps area).

12 July 1918: Second Army reports that a detachment of this company (one officer and 63 men) arrived at 27/I.30.b (38 Labour Group) from 27a/X.11.c.3,3 (59 Labour Group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 38 Labour Group (under X Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 38 Labour Group at Hal (III Corps).

760 Area Employment Company

1 October 1917: formed in Second Army area at Labour Directorate office, 75 Rue de Cassel, Poperinge. One officer and 242 men. Allocated to work with Town Majors and Area Commandants.

27 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (two officers and 90 men) arrived in 27/F.16 (59 Labour Group) from 38 Rue de Boeschepe, Poperinghe.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 65 Labour Group at Steenvoorde (XIX Corps).

761 Area Employment Company

9 October 1917: Fifth Army reprts that the company was formed and placed into 65 Labour Group in XIV Corps.

16 November 1918: with rest of 43 Labour Group (under XIX Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 50 Labour Group at Hazebrouck.

762 Area Employment Company

5October 1917: Fifth Army reprts that the company was formed and placed into 59 Labour Group in XVIII Corps.

27 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 17 men) arrived in 27/F.16.d (59 Labour Group) from 28/B.27.a.

31 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 69 Labour Group at Raimbert (XIII Corps).

10 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 69 Labour Group at Locon (XIII Corps).

19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 25 Labour Group at Allouagne (XIII Corps).

763 Area Employment Company

12 October 1918: Second Army reports that this companyremained in situ but transferred from 65 to 30 Labour Group.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 82 Labour Group at Saint-Omer.

764 Area Employment Company

7 October 1917: Fifth Army reprts that the company was formed and placed into 18 Labour Group in XIV Corps.

14 November 1917: Fifth Army reprts that the company would be administered by XVIII [Corps] Labour Group.

20 October 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at Zuytpeene (30 Labour Group) from Watten (65 Labour Group).

16 November 1918: with rest of 75 Labour Group transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 75 Labour Group at 28/Q..31.c (XV Corps).

774 Area Employment Company

21 November 1917: moved from Second Army to Third Army.

22 November 1917: Third Army reports that this company arrived from base and proceeded to Bapaume.

776 Area Empoyment Company

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Conde.

777 Area Employment Company

29 April 1918: First Army reports that the company (one officer and 187 men) moved from Fruges to Beauvois.

20 August 1918: First Army reports that the company (just one officer and 3 men) moved from Beauvois to Fifth Army’s area.

10 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 68 Labour Group at Berguette (XI Corps).

19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 58 Labour Group at Treiziennes.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Fives.

778 Area Employment Company

28 August 1918: Third Army reports that this company left from Frévent for Fourth Army’s area.

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Carnoy.

779 Area Employment (Artizan) Company

28 September 1917: Fifth Army reports the formation of this company. Two days later the “Artizan” was dropped from its title.

780 Area Employment (Artizan) Company

28 September 1917: Fifth Army reports the formation of this company. Two days later the “Artizan” was dropped from its title.

781 Area Employment (Artizan) Company

28 September 1917: Fifth Army reports the formation of this company. Two days later the “Artizan” was dropped from its title.

821 Area Employment Company

26 November 1918: First Army reports that the company, in 24 Labour Group under I Corps, transferred from Fifth to First Army control.

822 Area Employment Company

23 May 1918: First Army reports that the company (one officer and 259 men) moved from Drouvin to Ruitz.

5 August 1918: First Army reports that the company (just two officers and 8 men) moved from Ruitz to Barlin.

26 November 1918: First Army reports that the company, in 24 Labour Group under I Corps, transferred from Fifth to First Army control.

823 Area Employment Company

13 April 1918: First Army reports that the company )one offivce and 60men) moved from Bethune to Vaudricourt.

1 July 1918: First Army reports that the company (with 25 Labour Group) transferred to Fifth Army.

1 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 25 Labour Group at Allouagne (XIII Corps)

31 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 69 Labour Group at Allouagne (XIII Corps).

10 and 19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 25 Labour Group at Allouagne (XIII Corps).

824 Area Employment Company

12 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company was  in XV Corps area (the corps came under Second Army from this date).

16 November 1918: with rest of 33 Labour Group (under XV Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 5 Labour Group at 37.G.8.a (XV Corps).

825 Area Employment Company

12 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company was  in XV Corps area (the corps came under Second Army from this date).

22 June 1918: commanding officer Capt. H. Herbert temporarily posted as CO 33 Labour Group.

15 November 1918: Herbert temporarily posted as CO 81 Labour Group.

16 November 1918: with rest of 81 Labour Group (under XV Corps) transferred from Second to Fifth Army.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 5 Labour Group at 37.G.8.a (XV Corps).

826 Area Employment Company

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company was in 71 Labour Group on a change of corps boundaries.

8 November 1918: First Army reports that company (in 23 Labour Group) passed to come under Lines of Communication control.

26 November 1918: First Army reports that the company, in 23 Labour Group under I Corps, transferred from Fifth to First Army control.

827 Area Employment Company

3 February 1918: First Army reports that the company HQ moved from Houdin to Rollecourt.

10 October 1918: First Army reports that company transferred from 26 Labour Group to 71 Labour Group.

8 November 1918: First Army reports that company (in 23 Labour Group) passed to come under Lines of Communication control.

26 November 1918: First Army reports that the company, in 23 Labour Group under I Corps, transferred from Fifth to First Army control.

832 Area Employment Company

21 June 1918: First Army reports that the company (two officers and 268 men) moved from St. Omer (Second Army) to Verchocq.

1 July 1918: First Army reports that the company (under 69 Labour Group) transferred to Fifth Army.

21 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (346 men) arrived in 27/K.23.a. (38 Labour Group) from 27/F.10.d.6.3 and was put onto work on defences.

14 June 1918: Second Army reports that the HQ of this company (one officer and 12 men) moved from 28/A.13.b (II Corps area) to St. Martin-au-Laert (27 Labour Group).

14 June 1918: Second Army reports that this company (two officers and 276 men) left St. Martin-au-Laert for First Army.

1 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Dohem.

31 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Verchocq.

10 and 19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Berquigny.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 58 Labour Group at Treiziennes.

833 Area Employment Company

30 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 218 men) arrived in 27/J.19.b. (75 Labour Group) from 27/P.23.a.

3 June 1918: Second Army reports that this company (two officers and 214 men) moved from 27/J.19.b. (75 Labour Group) to 27/H.16.c.5.7 (same group) for work on Balemberg Defence Line.

841 Area Employment Company

January 1918: Fifth Army reports that this company was under 28 Labour Group in XVIII Corps.

876 Area Empoyment Company

January 1918: Fifth Army reports that this company was under 77 Labour Group at Marcelcave.

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Saint-Léger.

911 Area Employment Company

17 June 1918: Second Army reports that this company (two officers and 62 men) arrived at Rue de Calais from Caserne-de-Beuil, both locations in Saint-Omer and in 27 Labour Group area.

9 September 1918: Second Army reports that this company (two officers and 290 men) arrived at 27/L.33.d (66 Labour Group) from 27/J.9.c.4.7 (same group) for work on ammunition.

5 October 1918: Second Army reports that this company arrived at Arques (75 Labour Group) from Saint-Omer (82 Labour Group).

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 82 Labour Group at Saint-Omer.

933 Area Employment Company

2 April 1918: Second Army reports that this company (one officer and 7 men), in 31 Labour Group under IX Corps, relocated from 28/S.21.c.2.1 to 36/B1.1.a.4.6.

946 Area Employment Company

30 April 1918: First Army reports that the company HQ (one officer and 20 men) moved from Lillers to La Tirmand.

1 July 1918: First Army reports that the company (with 69 Labour Group) transferred to Fifth Army.

1 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Dohem.

31 August 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at La Tirmand.

10 and 19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Berquigny.

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 80 Labour Group at Fives.

947 Area Employment Company

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company joined 29 Labour Group on a change of corps boundaries.

5 November 1918: First Army reports that company (one officer and 67 men) moved from Anzin-St-Aubin to Iwuy.

994 Area Employment Company

10 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 68 Labour Group at Berguette (XI Corps).

19 September 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 68 Labour Group at Saint-Venant (XI Corps).

28 December 1918: Fifth Army reports that the company was in 58 Labour Group at Treiziennes.

995 Area Employment Company

30 November 1918:  Third Army reports that this company left arrived from Lines of Communication and proceeded to Longeau.

6 Canadian Area Employment Company

18 April 1918: First Army reports that the company moved from Bruay to Barlin.

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company was in VIII Corps area.

14 November 1918: First Army reports that company (two officers and 111 men) moved from Denain to Raismes.

7 Canadian Area Employment Company

5 August 1918: First Army reports that the company (two officers and 242 men) moved from Gouy Servins to Boves (Fourth Army).

2 September 1918: First Army reports that the company (one officer and 163 men) arrived at Aubigny from Fourth Army.

17 October 1918: First Army reports that company (one officer and 20 men) moved from Aubigny to  51B/V.9.e.

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company was in Canadian Corps area.

26 October 1918: First Army reports that company (one officer and 13 men) moved from Cagnicourt to Lewarde.

14 November 1918: First Army reports that company (one officer and 227 men) moved from Lewarde to Raismes.

8 Canadian Area Employment Company

18 April 1918: First Army reports that the company moved from Bruay to Estrée-Cauchy.

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company was in VIII Corps area.

3 November 1918: First Army reports that company (two officers and 276 men) moved from Estrée-Cauchy to Bouvignies.

20 November 1918: First Army reports that company (two officers and 30 men) moved from Bouvignies to Aubin-St-Vaast.

9 Canadian Area Employment Company

24 October 1918: First Army reports that company was in Canadian Corps area.

Sources

War diary First Army Assistant Director of Labour (National Archives WO95/201)

War diary Second Army Assistant Director of Labour (WO95/292)

War diary Third Army Assistant Director of Labour (WO95/384). Note: this diary rarely mentions individual AE Companies, for it deals mainly with matters at Labour Group level.

War diary Fourth Army Assistant Director of Labour (WO95/454). Note: same. A poor diary.

War diary Fourth Army Assistant Director of Labour (WO95/537)

Links

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Divisional, Area and Home Service Employment Companies – formation, structure, work