BEF German Austrian Foreign Labour Companies AMPC

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BEF German Austrian Foreign Labour Companies AMPC

Post by Loïc » 28 Feb 2020 21:23

Hello

how many Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps Foreign Labour companies, numbered in the serie 700, were formed in 1940 for the BEF in France from the German and Austrians prestataires?

around 5300 Germans and Austrians living in France had to be mobilised in june 1940 in the Prestataires Foreign Workers/Labour units, they formed new Compagnies de Travailleurs Etrangers of the French Army but the British Army had also its own companies :

I have found the 701st 702nd 703rd and 705th

Friedrich Schneck (Austrian) «703rd Company» in Britanny with BEF

Alfred Wald (Austrian) Sergeant in the «705th Company» (Major G.A. Musitano)
mobilised by the Dépôt d'Artillerie n°4 (Le Mans, French Army) the 18th may, sent to the 705th Foreign Labour Company of the BEF near Rennes in Britanny

the following list indicates all but serie 700 companies, and the only foreign units listed are numbered 77th 88th 93rd (?)
http://www.researchingww2.co.uk/auxilia ... -may-1940/


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http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t177371 ... -de-scouts

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Re: BEF German Austrian Foreign Labour Companies AMPC

Post by Andy H » 08 Mar 2020 19:12

Hi Loic

This may prove useful

http://www.niehorster.org/017_britain/4 ... /ampc.html
Where it also lists 69, 87 and 88 as being Ger/Aust in origin

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Re: BEF German Austrian Foreign Labour Companies AMPC

Post by Loïc » 08 Mar 2020 19:28

Yes :thumbsup: Thanks

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Re: BEF German Austrian Foreign Labour Companies AMPC

Post by Sid Guttridge » 08 Mar 2020 23:24

They ranged further than France.

My girlfriend's Austrian grandfather passed from the pioneers to the engineers and was killed in Burma in March 1944. Records of his fate are only available to his next of kin and his daughter, my girlfriend's mother, who cannot remember him, is reluctant to ask for fear of what she might find out about his death.

Cheers,

Sid

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