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#1 saw119

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

Is going to the National Archives really the only way to see these? Unfortunately, I just can't afford both the time and expense. If anyone is able to could they check:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

Yes,it is the only way ! If you are seeking a Battalion for the DLI from the Medal Roll you are likely to be disappointed. The medals were issued by the Labour Corps after the war and they had no detail posted in the Rolls of the Battalion,that would be there if he was just an infantryman,even if he transferred elsewhere to other Infantry units.
If a service record survived you would likely get any info you seek from there.

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PS Medal Roll Ledger is WO329/1788 for look-up purposes.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

Looks like I'm gonna be disappointed then as I have found no Service or Pension record for him.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:40 PM

It looks like he was 1st Infantry Labour Company DLI, which became 32 Company, Labour Corps. (Courtesy of "No Labour, No Battle")

DLI 61510 and Labour Corps 19026.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

Oh wow, thanks for that. I don't really know anything about the Labour Corps so I checked out your reference and I think I might invest in that book.Just doing a little bit of preliminary research tells me that researching the Labour Corps might be difficult, I don't actually understand how it was organised!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

That's another one you owe me Ivor :D

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

I had a quick look through some of the 1917 Orbats:

March and April, attached to 2nd Army (as 1st ILC DLI)
July, still 2nd Army (as 32 Coy, LC)
August to the December, attached to 5th Army.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

I can see I've got a lot of work ahead of me. Thanks for the startup.