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Old 6th November 2008, 20:45   #1
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Army Service Corps MT

I have discovered that my great grandfather served in the First World War and was in the Army Service Corp (Special Reserve Category C) motor transport section but i am not sure what unit he served in .His name was William George Sawyer and his service number was 3370. He was in France from 12/8/1914 until 13/8/1915. I would love to find out about his unit and possibly find some pictures of the unit or maybe find pictures of cap badges etc.
Here is a small extract of his service records could somebody point me in the direction of his unit please and where i could find out some details of it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Joe,

This link is to the Long Long Trail hopefully it will be of help.

http://www.1914-1918.net/reserve.htm

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

thanks Julie.

Ive looked there but cant find out which unit he served in from there, looking at the picture i posted it looks as if he was in the 620 unit but i cant be certain of that.
There seems to be no mention of 620 on Long Long Trail.

But i feel very happy/proud that i found his service records this evening so any more would be a bonus.

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Hi Joe,

The Great War Forum maybe able to help they do have a section Units and Formations.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

Hi Joe

The Army Service Corps was his unit. His records dont indicate he was attached to another unit

These links might be of interest to you

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/gre...vicecorps.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Army_Service_Corps

http://www.1914-1918.net/asc.htm

http://www.rascrctassociation.co.uk/

http://flagspot.net/flags/gb%5Easc.html

http://www.1914-1918.net/logistics/A...upply_Coys.htm

http://www.1914-1918.net/reserve.htm

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

heres something else that may help you

Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, near
Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6RW, England. Phone:+44 (0)1252 340522 . Fax: +44 (0)1252 340875. The Museum illustrates the history of the five corps which merged into the Royal Logistic Corps in 1994 - the Royal Corps of Transport (formerly the Royal Army Service Corps - RASC), Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), the Postal and Courier Services of the Royal Engineers, the Royal Pioneer Corps (RPC), the Army Catering Corps (ACC) and parts of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC). The Museum features tableaux through 500 years of history to show how the soldier was fed, clothed and watered, transported and supplied with equipment. The archives library and photographic collection, consolidating several previous corps museums do hold some historical documents but little personnel information. The archives and library are open by appointment. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 1000 - 1600. Saturday 1000 to 1500. Admission is free.

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

Thanks for all the good advice. I have tried the links but unfortunately no mention of 620 company anywhere, I have emailed the Royal Logistic Corps Museum to see if they can shed any light on the subject.

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

I have found his medal card now and it shows what i think is 1st Divisonal Ammunition Park ASC.


What i cant seem to find is any details on 1st Divisonal Ammunition Park or where they were, from what i have read they would of possibly been based at one of the ports Calis, Le-Harve or alike but would like to find out where.
I have tried the public records for details of war diaries or 1st Divisonal Ammunition Park it self, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

My grandfather served in the AASC MT joining up probably early in 1916 when he was about 30. I have a photo which an elderly relative says is of my grandfather holding a pith helmet and shorts taken he says in Egypt. Any advice following your research?

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Re: Army Service Corps MT

There is a great book from the Impreial War Museum entitled tracing your family history (army) it is very cheap about 5.99.
i found it very usefull.
http://www.iwmshop.org.uk/product/16...y_History_Army

but the best place to ask questions is here.

good luck

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