William Norrie McNaughton
From Our Contribution
Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 at Byford, no occupation. No evidence of any marriage.
discharged 15 May 1944
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1972 at South crescent, Byford, labourer;
During the period 1939 - 1945 some unit names changed more than once. In the case of Australian Employment Companies they were also known as Works Companies, Labour Companies, Labour Units, Labour Corps. For sake of consistency I have adopted the term Employment Company. The role they played did not change with title. They were established to ensure that the Australian Defence Force had a large force of soldiers dedicated to essential labouring tasks, providing the physical labour needed to maintain the war effort and support the fighting forces.
Of the total of 39 Companies, 11 were part or fully manned by non British citizens known then as 'aliens'. These alien companies were not issued with arms. The 26th Company was formed with British citizens.