Railway and Engineer Staff Corps
Railway and Engineer Staff Corps: A semi-military organisation composed of the general managers of British railway companies, forming part of the national mobilisation plan. On the declaration of war the Corps took over the control of the railways to facilitate the movement of troops and supplies and at the same time steps were taken to guard the railways by Territorials.
References / notes
- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.144.
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