The Labour Corps.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 1,058 recorded WW1 deaths for the Labour Corps. This figure does not include the records for the Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, South African & other Foreign & Commonwealth Labour Corps.
Formed in January 1917, the Corps grew to some 389,900 men by the Armistice. Around 175,000 were working in the United Kingdom and the rest in the other theatres of the war. The Corps was manned by officers and other ranks who had been medically rated below the "A1" condition needed for front line service. The Corps always suffered from its treatment as something of a second class organisation: for example, the men who died are commemorated under their original regiment, with Labour Corps being secondary. This makes researching individuals more difficult than normal. I have revesed this so the 'Labour Corps' appears as their first regiment.