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The Belgian military authorities allowed one camp-follower per army-company. She had to be married with a soldier below the rank of NCO and was mainly doing the laundry. The camp-follower followed her unit close at heels. Also during exercises, marches and target-practice. During the breaks she was allowed to sell ‘coco-drinks’ and after working-hours she was allowed to serve gin of good quality. For that purpose she was equiped with a small elegant wooden barrel. Camp Beverlo became conversant with the camp-follower, because she staid in the troops-accomodation. She was also called the mother of the company.

 

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