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Enemy Alien labour units of the Middlesex Regiment

Authorised by Army Council Instruction 1209 of 1916, the Middlesex Regiment formed two labour battalions, numbered 30th and 31st (Works) Battalions, manned by recruits who were naturalised British citizens but of enemy alien parentage. The…


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What was a Labour Company?

The Labour Corps company was defined in Army Orders when the Labour Corps came into existence in 1917. Its standard composition was defined in Army Council Instruction 611 of that year. Composition 1 Major, commanding…


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What was a Labour Group Headquarters?

The Labour Group Headquarters was defined in Army Council Instruction 611 of 1917. Composition 1 Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding 1 Adjutant 1 Quartermaster 1 Medical Officer attached from Royal Army Medical Corps 1 Acting Sergeant Major 1…


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Widows’ and dependents’ pension records

The National Archives holds a small but valuable collection of widows’ and dependents’ pensions forms in collection number PIN82. All holdings are listed on this page. According to the National Archives, “This series consists of…


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The Army Service Corps in the First World War

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the Army Service Corps. Note that the ASC is the same as…


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Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport Companies

The British Army was the most mechanised of all in the Great War when it came to using motor vehicles for transport. A large total of ASC Mechanical Transport Companies eventually existed, in the following…


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Hospital admissions and discharge records

Availability of records Wouldn’t it be great to be able to find records of a soldier’s admission to or discharge from a hospital? Sadly in most cases it will not be possible as the records have…


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Definitions of units

Definitions of the structure and composition of units The Cavalry Division The Cavalry Brigade The Battery and Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery The Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery The regiment of Yeomanry…