The home of the Lonsdale Battalion 1914-1918

EFC: The initials of the Expeditionary Force Canteens, the vast official supply organisation providing canteens, messes, clubs, rest camps etc., on all Fronts in the War, from Flanders to Mesopotamia, from early in 1915 onwards. It had its own bakeries, laundries, butcheries, breweries, mineral water factories, depôts etc., everywhere. The Treasury financed it to the extent of upwards of three quarters of a million sterling. Everything, practically from binoculars to bootlaces, could be obtained at the cheapest possible price. The EFC formed the Central Supply Depôt for the canteens of units throughout the war areas.[1]

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  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.86-87.

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