Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:11 AM
I have not yet come across 'Army Education Centre' however there were Area Employment Companies.
AEC (Area Employment Company) would also probably tie in with the transfer of men who had been downgraded by a medical review board
Per Ivor Lee's book these were formed into groups 'Groups' at the end of September 1917
AEC Group No.3 comprised Labour companies 808, 813, 814 & 815
Kantara was a Base Depot for the ELC; perhaps it also served as such for the AEGs?
Re the later transfer to the RAMC:
Ivor gives the following which may be a connection (?)
“At the end of December 1917 of the 230 men in 814 Company at Abbassia the largest detachment was 16 men at the AOC Depot. No fewer than 161 men were working alone or in pairs in hospitals, canteens, at YMCA or for other employers”
He also gives other examples of men being employed at Abbassia Convalescent Depot and the Citaldel General Hospital
Drop a line to Ivor; perhaps he can help further?