Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:21 PM
Soldiers of alian parentage, were sent to the works battalion of the Middlesex known as the 30th Middlesex which was eventually known as the "Kaiser's Own." The battalion was formed in July 1916 and was followed by a second, the 31st Battalion in September 1916. Four Middlesex Infantry Labour Coys were sent to Flanders to work on repairing roads and railway lines in early 1917. Cpl Schumacher, who I presume was Henry Schumacher, would have been amongst these men.