French national service record WW1

goodoldboy

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Serious point - at this stage, most of France was populated effectively by rural peasants - think Norfork, from where many of the bantam batallions were raised. So they were often short, for exactly the same reasons as the Norfolk farmers were.

No Bantam Battalions were raised in Norfolk but mostly from mining and industrial areas, mainly in North West England and central Scotland.
 
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