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Any information on great grandfather Army service corps

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Please can you find any information on my wifes Great Grandfather Ernest Alexander. I have been told by a distant relative he served in the Army Service Corps and enlisted on 29 June 1915 at Caerphilly. He had the rank of Driver. His year of birth was 1896 and he served for 3 years 257 days.He was originally from Kew Lane, Calne, Wiltshire and his next of kin was his mother Mary. His occupation was a miner and lived in the Caerphilly area. He was awarded 2 medals, the war medal and the victory medal.I have a faded photograph of him in his uniform which shows he has a bandolier across his chest. I would really appreciate any information on what he did and where he served.
Many Thanks
Dave
 
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Hi
there is a medal record which may be your man.

The only details are he served in the RASC as a driver reg no T36179
The medals were Victory and British, ref no RASC/101 B152/5461 (note the number B152/5461 may be all one number with the / being a 1)

so far I have not found any other records

dave
 

Wheezyanna

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Hi

I know you said that your Ernest's Mother was Mary but I have found this entry in the 1901 census of wales for the Pontypridd area of Glamorgan, but as you said he was a miner moving for work purposes isn't unheard off however this families Mother is Martha!!
All family members were born in Calne- even the youngest so the family couldn't have been in the area for very long before the census was taken (31st March in 1901)

William (Head) aged 39yrs
Martha aged 37yrs
Pollie aged 15yrs
Fred aged 11yrs
Carrie aged 9yrs
Bessie aged 8yrs
Ernest aged 5yrs
Harry H aged 2yrs
Alice M aged 2mths

Not sure if they are your family but are in the right area with Ernest the right age and from the right Home town.

Unfortunately I have been unable to Locate any further information about Ernests Military career apart from the same info as already posted.

Happy hunting

Claire
 
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Hi
there is a medal record which may be your man.

The only details are he served in the RASC as a driver reg no T36179
The medals were Victory and British, ref no RASC/101 B152/5461 (note the number B152/5461 may be all one number with the / being a 1)

so far I have not found any other records

dave
Thankyou for your help. I do appreciate any help and information.
 
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Hi

I know you said that your Ernest's Mother was Mary but I have found this entry in the 1901 census of wales for the Pontypridd area of Glamorgan, but as you said he was a miner moving for work purposes isn't unheard off however this families Mother is Martha!!
All family members were born in Calne- even the youngest so the family couldn't have been in the area for very long before the census was taken (31st March in 1901)

William (Head) aged 39yrs
Martha aged 37yrs
Pollie aged 15yrs
Fred aged 11yrs
Carrie aged 9yrs
Bessie aged 8yrs
Ernest aged 5yrs
Harry H aged 2yrs
Alice M aged 2mths

Not sure if they are your family but are in the right area with Ernest the right age and from the right Home town.

Unfortunately I have been unable to Locate any further information about Ernests Military career apart from the same info as already posted.

Happy hunting

Claire
Thankyou Claire, i will speak to relatives to find out. Perhaps Ernest records like so many were destroyed during WW2. Shame really, although any information is appreciated.
David.
 
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Thankyou Claire, i will speak to relatives to find out. Perhaps Ernest records like so many were destroyed during WW2. Shame really, although any information is appreciated.
David.
I have now got Ernests correct army number,which ties in with previous post, from elderly relative who is in possession of medals. His number was T/36179. Again, any help or information on his service record or where he served would be really appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Dave
 

Braveheart

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Hello Dave
I have sent you these , which gives information on the A.S.C during the great war.
http://www.1914-1918.net/asc.htm
http://www.1914-1918.net/ASC_MT.htm
This is a very useful site for researching soldiers from the great war!!!
http://www.1914-1918.net/grandad/grandad.htm

once you have read through these links and still want to find out more try this site The great War Forum ,you will find more about your GGrandfather

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

so this will keep you busy for a while

best regards
Braveheart
 
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