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My source says the same as the General.  (from ” The British Infantry 1660-1945″ by Frederick Myatt)


India and East Indies, 1071 me in 9 service companies and one recruiting company in the UK

Battalions else where were 654 men in eight companies


All battalions reverted back to 10 companies of which 6 were service and four were depot.

The idea was that the depot unit would quickly replace any ineffectives in the service unit keeping it reasonably up to strenght.

The service companies totaled 612 all ranks (86 privates per company)

The depot elements totaled 297 all ranks (56 privates per company)

Hope that helps

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