2nd Lt George Frederick Davenport, Labour Corps

1878 Sep 27 Born Leicestershire on RIC records. As far as I can judge, he appears to have been born Frederick James Davenport. As there is no George Frederick Davenport born in Leicester around 1878, and as this man fits the date of birth exactly, I assume that it is him

1881 census at 90 Crfton St, Leicester

1891 census at 90 Crafton St, Leicester

1897 Aug 10. Enlists in R Scots Fusiliers

1910 Jan 12 Attests a D Class Reserve. His mother is still next of kin, and is at 120 Charwood St, Leicester

1911 Census Living at 120 Charwood St, Leicester

1914 Jan 16 Discharged at the end of his engagement in the Reserves

1917 Aug 19. Labour Corps. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). George Frederick Davenport

9th Russian Labour Battalion The 8th and 9th Labour Bns were formed in April 1918 from non-naturalised Russians domiciled in UK. By that stage Russia was out of the war and considered an enemy. The Russians were to be kept segregated, probably for fear that they might spread revolution, with the 8th Bn based at Sevenoaks, Kent and the 9th at Fort Scoveston, South Wales. During summer 1918 they sent three Labour companies to France.

1918 Dec 21 Eligible for SWB.

1919 Jan 4. Labour Corps Temp. 2nd Lt. G. F. Davenport relinquishes his commission on account of ill health , and retains the rank of 2nd Lt.

1920 Oct 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 712. Posted to G Coy

1920 Oct 13. Promoted Platoon Commander

1920 Nov 12. Resigned ADRIC on Medical Grounds

1932 Apr/Jun Died Leicester