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Hi, I'm new and have an ASC question :)


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Hi to anyone who reads this... the internet can be a brilliant place to visit, I have found out so many things about my maternal grandfather, Ethelbert Martin, because of it.

Never knew him, neither did my mother, his identity was kept a secret until about 5 years ago. She has so many gaps in her life, very sad. But I eventually found out he did take an interest in her while he was allowed to.

One thing I would love to find out is about his WW1 service. Have his MIC which tells me he was in the Army Service Corp and discharged in Sept 1917 due to shell shock (the nervous version rather than a physical shell wound). He was 29 when he enlisted, so already a little 'old', I guess that's why he went into the ASC.

If anyone knows the answer to this, is there a way of finding out where he would have been based during the war? Is the National Archives the best place for that kind of info? Do they hold much more information than I currently have from his medal card?

This stuff is so addictive and when I think that if my paternal grandfather had not been caught by the Turks during his first action in Egypt and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner, and if Ethelbert had not been medically discharged, either one of them could easily have been killed and I would not be here today.

Any help really will be appreciated!! Thanks...