War Diaries Talk

Tagging rank query in the diary of the 1 Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    This is the first time of seeing a soldier being tagged as a Boy by the Author.

    I have Tagged as Rank Other, and in the Unit part of the Person Tag as - (Boy) 1 Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment. (Not sure whether he would be a Private or not?

    One of the Pages showing entries for teams in their Sports Day 21st April 1919
    Link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003qmi

    I found some of the names are very faint on these pages when I tagged them.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    You've done the right thing in tagging them as 'Boy', Marie. I think, although I must admit I'm not very clear on this, that although underage boys weren't supposed to be out on active service, they could enlist as 'young soldiers'. I wonder whether some of these have been brought over for training purposes, or perhaps to act as servants, given that we're now in 1919.