HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 c1252W

asked whether the task of burying the dead, the clearing up of battlefields, and similar non-combatant work is now undertaken by the Non-Combatant Corps and troops of the combatant branches relieved as far as possible of this duty?


The burying of the dead involves going into the firing line, and the members of the Non-Combatant Corps could not, therefore, under the pledges which have been given, be allotted this duty.