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Army Service Corps


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Ontario, Canada
my elusive great grandfather when applying for his officer training in 1916, listed his father as Charles Smith and occupation - A Warrant Officer of the Army Service corps.

Has anyone got any advice on how I might try to obtain a record for Charles Smith. My elusive great grandfather stated he was born in Leith Midlothian c1883, but as for his father Charles I have no idea.

In 1908 when my great grandfather married, he stated Charles Smith as deceased and a tram car conductor.

It could well be that none of the above was true when he put in his application for officer training, as he did like to stretch the truth quite often.

So I am probably looking into something that doesnt exist, but need to at least try to rule out.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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