A rest camp is a place where “worn-out men were sent for restoration to fighting efficiency; usually some town a short distance in the rear, where duty was of a light description and there were opportunities for recreation. Also, the Camp, formed at the ports in France, to which all men had to go on their return from leave, usually spending one night there.” 
See also Rest.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.242.
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