Home Service Labour Companies of the Labour Corps

Original (Home Service) Labour Companies formed under Army Council Instruction 897 of 1917

RegimentExisting Infantry Works CompaniesWould form HS Labour CompaniesMen numbered fromto
King's (Liverpool Regiment)1 - 2, 16 - 18305170141170440
King's (Liverpool Regiment)1 - 2, 16 - 18306170441170740
King's (Liverpool Regiment)3, 6 - 7, 9- 12307170741171040
King's (Liverpool Regiment)3, 6 - 7, 9- 12308171041171340
King's (Liverpool Regiment)3, 6 - 7, 9- 12309171341171640
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32310171641171940
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32311171941172240
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32312172241172540
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32313172541172840
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32314172841173140
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32315173141173440
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32316173441173740
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32317173741174040
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32318174041174340
Devonshire Regiment1 - 13, 15 - 16, 20 - 21, 24 - 26, 29 - 32319174341174640
Royal Irish Rifles1320174641174940
Royal Scots Fusiliers1 - 4, 6 - 8321174941175240
Royal Scots Fusiliers1 - 4, 6 - 8322175241175540
Royal Scots Fusiliers1 - 4, 6 - 8323175541175840
Royal Scots Fusiliers1 - 4, 6 - 8324175841176140
Royal Scots Fusiliers1 - 4, 6 - 8325176141176440
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27326176441176740
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27327176741177040
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27328177041177340
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27329177341177640
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27330177641177940
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27331177941178240
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27332178241178540
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27333178541178840
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27334178841179140
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27335179141179440
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27336179441179740
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27337179741180040
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27338180041180340
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27339180341180640
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27340180641180940
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27341180941181240
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27342181241181540
Middlesex Regiment1 - 25, 27343181541181840
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33344181841182140
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33345182141182440
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33346182441182740
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33347182741183040
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33348183041183340
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33349183341183640
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33350183641183940
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33351183941184240
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33352184241184540
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33353184541184840
Durham Light Infantry*1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33354184841185040
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33355185041185340
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33356185341185640
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33357185641185940
Durham Light Infantry1 - 24, 26 - 30, 32 - 33358185941186240

*The men’s numbering sequence defined in the ACI changes at this point: we know of no reason for this and it is quite possibly an error.

In this reorganisation, a number of existing Infantry Works Companies were disbanded. They were:

  • 26 and 28 Infantry Works Companies of the Middlesex Regiment;
  • 5 Infantry Works Company of the Royal Scots Fusiliers;
  • 14, 17 – 19, 22 – 23, 27 – 28 Infantry Works Companies of the Devonshire Regiment; and
  • 31 Infantry Works Company of the Durham Light Infantry.

The personnel of these units were transferred to the Labour Battalions

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