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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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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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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 The archives library and photographic collection, consolidating several previous corps museums do hold some historical documents but little personnel information.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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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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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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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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Hello,
i have just joined so very "green".
I am interested in finding out more about the ASC as my father was in this.
He joined as a very young lad 15/16. Am i right in saying it was a volunteer corps, hence him being able to serve for his country so young?
I have his war medals, "squeak and Wilfred " but no "pip", could this be due to his age too.

I would dearly like to access his service record.
He was one of the lucky ones who came home.
Ruthie.
 

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Hello,
i have just joined so very "green".
I am interested in finding out more about the ASC as my father was in this.
He joined as a very young lad 15/16. Am i right in saying it was a volunteer corps, hence him being able to serve for his country so young?
I have his war medals, "squeak and Wilfred " but no "pip", could this be due to his age too.

I would dearly like to access his service record.
He was one of the lucky ones who came home.
Ruthie.

Hi Ruthie,

Will need some names to help you, and maybe 'post' under a new THREAD.

Steve.:)
 
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Hi Ruthie

Here is Thomas's medel roll card.


If its possible to to have his birth place i could possibly find some more for you. :)
Thank you so much .
It's just great to see his name on something.
He was born in Denholm, near Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1898.
I will keep a look out for more info, thank you again,
Ruthie
 

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Hi Ruthie,

Have been searching for Thomas H. Cairns, did he have a brother James and a sister Etta.

If so, I have found James Cairns Service records. ARC. No.424715

He gives his next of kin as Etta.

Still no luck with Thomas.:'(

Steve.:)
 
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Hi Ruthie,

Have been searching for Thomas H. Cairns, did he have a brother James and a sister Etta.

If so, I have found James Cairns Service records. ARC. No.424715

He gives his next of kin as Etta.

Still no luck with Thomas.:'(

Steve.:)
Thankyou so much for trying. There was a James in the family but no Etta as far as i know, but i will keep a note of the number just in case.
Thankyou again,
Ruthie.
 
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Hi,
My grandad used to fly with the RAF, he died about 12 years ago. He left my husband, his coin and medal collection.
We have come across a medal 'The Great War For Civilisatio 1914-1919' with the inscription around the edge 'M2-103327 CPL G.Daniel A.S.C'
I have tried to research, and all iknow the G stands for George. I would love to be able to give the medal back to his family, it is something to treasure. Help??
Thanks
 

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