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John Moyle War Diary

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BC Archives MS-2365

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Note: - DAILY RETURNS in all cases are to be taken from Midnight to Midnight.


A copy of this form should be completed for every working party by the Officer i/c party. "Place where employed." - Where necessary give Map Reference on 1/40,000.

COLUMN 3. HOURS ON WORK." Means the actual number of hours each labourer is working. (The time occupied in marching to and from work, or mid-day meal, should not be included).

COLUMN 8. - In many cases, e.g., such as road-mending, it may not be possible to give an exact measure of the work done. Some indication should, however, always be given, e.g., the number of tons of metal, or lorry loads dumped or used, or the estimated tonnage of timber felled or stacked. In case of digging, the estimated number of c.f. excavated should be given. The Officer i/c working party will usually be able to obtain figures from the Roads Officer, Forest Officer, or other representative of the "Employer." In any case an effort should be made to give a figure to enable one day's work, or one gang's work, to be compared with another.

COLUMN 10. The "Man-hours idle" are the hours actually lost by men standing about on the job and unable to work, or marched home early owing to absence of trucks, want of tools, weather, etc., etc.

Time saved through employment of task work will not be shewn as time lost. When an entry has to be made, the reason for the loss of man-hours will be entered in the remarks column.

Cols. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, will invariably be completed at all Base Ports and Depots. At other places the information should be inserted when circumstances permit.

FORM L/2 - DAILY RETURN OF LABOUR This form is compiled by the O.C. Labour Company from the various L/1 forms received by him daily from Officers i/c working parties. It enables the D.A.D.L. to keep note of the progress of work carried out by Labour units.

BC Archives, MS-2365 Box 2 File 2 / MOYLE, Theresa Susan Yoder, 1905 - . Victoria. / John Moyle, diary and enclosures, 1914 - 1928.

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