You are not logged in.
Army Service Corps in the Great War - The Wartime Memories Project -

The Wartime Memories Project

- Army Service Corps during the Great War -

Great War>Allied Army
skip to content

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to accept cookies.

If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.

    Site Home

    Great War


    Add Stories & Photos


    Allied Army

    Day by Day

    War in the Air

    Prisoners of War

    The Royal Navy

    Training for War

    The Battles

    Those Who Served


    Civilian Service

    Life on Home Front

    Central Powers Army

    Central Powers' Navy


    World War Two


    Add Stories & Photos

    Time Capsule


    Help & FAQ's

    Our Facebook Page




    Contact us

    Great War Books


Research your Family History.

World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great

Army Service Corps

Want to know more about Army Service Corps?

There are:22 articles tagged Army Service Corps available in our Library

Those known to have served with

Army Service Corps

during the Great War 1914-1918.

All names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List

Looking for help with Family History Research?   

Please see Family History FAQ's

We are unable to provide individual research free of charge, but do offer a paid service at competitive rates, the small profit from these services will be put towards the costs of keeping this website running. For more information please see our Research Services Leaflet

Can you help?

The Wartime Memories Project is run by volunteers and this website is funded by donations from our visitors.

If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. In these difficult times current donations are falling far short of this target.

If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.


  • The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website

    This website has been running for 16 years and receives in excess of a million hits per month. The website and our group will continue long after the 2014-18 events are over. We hope that people will continue to support us by submitting material and stories in addition to submitting to the new websites set up for the anniversary.

  • We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. We currently have a huge backlog of stories and historical documents which need to be edited or transcribed for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. For more information please see our page on Volunteering.

Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to the Great War. If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes. Please get in touch for the postal address, do not sent them to our PO Box as packages are not accepted.

We are now on Facebook. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question.

If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page.

June 2017

    Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 231812 your submission is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first.

World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great
Did you know? We also have a section on World War Two. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.


Pte. Frank Eary 8th Btn. Royal Fusiliers (d.24th Nov 1917)

My Great Grandfather, Frank Eary, born June 1886 was a horse keeper pre-war and, on enlistment in 1914, was a Driver T/25822 with No 2 Company, 1st Division, ASC. He later transferred to the Royal Fusiliers, 8th Battalion but, I am uncertain on the transfer date. His medal card shows a transfer to 5 Battalion but, CWGC states 8th Battalion which I see to be true as, the 5th never left the UK whereas Frank was killed on the 24th November 1917. The 5th Battalion was a training depot and he would have joined the regiment on transfer to that unit before being posted after infantry training and equipment to an active service battalion (8th Btn. as recorded) He appears on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval.

He died leaving a wife and three children; Alexandria, William (my grandfather) and Frank. It is likely that he never met Frank junior as he was conceived late in 1916, probably on Frank senior's last home leave, and born in July 1917. It would have been great news to him whilst in the trenches though that his wife had born a son in July and, that she had named him Frank. Poignant too as they had first had a son, Frank, in 1912 who sadly died the same year.

Anthony Rundle


Mjr. Swinfen Bramley-Moore MC. Army Service Corps

Afternoon Tea

After a civilian career designing and manufacturing motor-cars and motor-cycles, and writing an educational book "Motors in a Nut-shell", Swin Bramley-Moore worked for General Slumper to get the army motorised. Caught up in the BEF's famous retreat from Mons, with a forceful personality he won the Miltary Cross for taking charge of a bunch of leaderless retreating troops. His photographs tell their own story. At the end of the war he quelled a riot of troops impatient to be sent home, and then had to convalesce at an army hospital in the south of France. Unfortunately all WW1 officers records were destroyed in the blitz so only these first-hand scraps of information as told to me (his grandson) can be recorded.

Nick McElwaine


Dvr. William Hugill Exelby 72nd Field Ambulance Corps Army Service Corps

William Exelby was one of four brothers to serve during the Great War. He attested at Stokesley on 6th January, 1915, stating his occupation as farm labourer. He was 20 years and 9 months old, 5'9" and weighed 136.5lb with a chest measurement of 37.5" and good physical development when he enlisted in January 1915. William trained as a driver with the Army Service Corps at Bradford and he was posted to France as an ambulance driver, leaving Southampton for le Havre where he arrived on 1st September 1915. He served 72nd Field Ambulance, attached to 24th Division. After the war William returned home to Stokesley.



Pte. James Bowerman 6th Btn. Northamptonshire Rgt. (d.7th August 1917)

James Bowerman joined the RASC as a baker in 1915, and transferred to 6th Btn Northamptonshire Regiment in May 1917. He was killed in action on 7th August 1917.

Private Bowerman is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres, on the Preston, Lancs Harris Museum Roll of Honour, and within Preston Remembers and on Lives of the First World War websites.

R. Jefferson


Dvr. William Charles Todd att. 1st/3rd (South Midland) Field Ambulance Royal Army Service Corps (d.15th Aug 1917)

My great grandad William Todd served in the First World War in Belgium, he is buried in the Dovinghem Military Cemetery. I would like to find out where he was injured, where he died of his wounds, what those wounds were and what job he was doing at the time. I believe that he may have been attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps as a HT driver. (The CGWC site states that he was with the 1st/3rd South Midland Field Ambulance.) There was a casualty clearing station near the cemetery, but I am not sure if this is relevant to William's story. There is a plaque in Bristol Cathedral with his, and several others' names on it. I would like to find out why it is there. Unfortunately, there are no photos of William.

Steve Todd


Drvr. Thomas William Boak 29th Res Park Army Service Corps (d.22nd August 1915)

Thomas Boak died on the 22nd of August 1915 age 36 and is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. He was the husband of B. Boak of 70 Calder Vale Rd., Burnley. Thomas was born in Penrith.

s flynn


Pte. Henry John Wheatley 3rd Btn. Wiltshire Regiment

My grandfather, Harry Wheatley, served in the Boer War as Private with the 4th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment Militia. Then with the 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Rgt. Reserve, in WW1. Born 1880, he died 1953 when he was murdered at the age of 73 yrs in Birmingham. I do not know anything about the 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. I know he was gassed somewhere and was downgraded in fitness and was transferred into the ASC Mechanical Transport in 1917. He landed in France in May 1915.


Pte. Robert Garstang Labour Corps (d.18th Oct 1918)

Robert Garstang served with the 975th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps during WW1 and died of dysentery on the 18th October 1918. He is buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Cemetery in Greece. Robert (T4/220181) was with the Army Service Corps, 606th Mechanical Transport Company prior to his transfer to the Labour Corps. He was the husband of Emily Garstang, of 6, Albany Terrace, Burnley.

S Flynn


Major. William Stockdale First Divisional Train Australian Army Service Corps

William Stockdale was born at Skelton in Guisborough, England, on 30 November 1886. He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 20 August 1914 at the age of 27. Stockdale joined the First Divisional Train of the Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) and was initially allocated the role of driver. He left Melbourne aboard HMAT Benalla on 19 October 1914.

The following year he was sent to Gallipoli, where he described in his diary the preparations for the landing and the landing itself, and detailed his own critiques of the campaign. In April 1916 Stockdale arrived on the Western Front, continuing the work of the AASC in the transport and provision of supplies and rations, including the delivery of mail to the troops. He was transferred to the Third Divisional Train of the AASC in August, and in November was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Stockdale was transferred to the 1st Australian Depot Unit of Supply (ADUS) in June 1917 and then to the 4th ADUS in September.

The following year, on 19 August 1918, he married Eleanor while on leave in the UK. Stockdale had taken leave there at least once a year since 1916 and had developed the relationship during that time. He returned to the front in mid-September and served until the end of the war. Stockdale originally applied to be discharged in the UK on the grounds that his wife lived there and he had arranged to be a partner in a business undertaking in England. When the business deal fell through he cancelled his application and returned to Australia at the end of 1919. Eleanor immigrated to Australia and the couple based themselves in Malvern, Victoria.

Stockdale once again enlisted for service in the Second World War, this time on the home front as the officer commanding the base supply depot in Melbourne and as Secretary of the Meat Canning Committee. William Stockdale died at Chatswood, New South Wales, on 27 July 1975.

S Flynn


Pte. Daniel Barry 365th M.T. Coy Royal Army Service Corps (d.3rd Nov 1917)

Daniel Barry died of wounds at home.

Update: Daniel Barry was aged 27 when he died. He is buried in Dean's Grange Cemetery, Monkstown, in the parish of Cabinteely, on the road from Dublin via Blackrock to Bray.

S Flynn


Sgt. Arthur Victor Jeffery MID 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers

My grandfather, Arthur Jeffery was a regular based in Kinsale, Ireland in 1914 were he met my grandmother. He served in France until 1916 when he was wounded by bullet and bayonet. He served in RASC there after.

Larry Garrett


Pte. Joseph Tranetr South Lancashire Regiment (d.1st Oct 1918)

Joseph Tranter as born in the 3rd qtr September 1895 at Stockend Harescombe Haresfield Gloucestershire. He enlisted at Ross on Wye Herefordshire and was killed in action 1st October 1918 age 22, at the Battle of Cambrai. He served as a Stretcher bearer attached to Kings Shropshire Light Infantry service number 28246 and South Lancashire Regiment service number 452288, Joe is commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial Pas de Calais France Panel numbe 8 as he has no known grave.

Royce Tranter


Pte Pizarro William Beckett 2nd Btn. York and Lancs Regiment

My Grandfather, Bill Beckett was not one of the officers or heroes as such, but he was one of the millions who did what had to be done, and I have a free life because of them. He is a hero in my eyes. From research that I have done, (and do not have too much of his story I might add), he left Sheffield with the 2nd York and Lancs regiment and went to the Somme in France. He was transferred on 1.6.1918 to the 861st Coy, ASC. I have read The Long Long Trail documents of others and the life they lived and I also have a few copies of his file from the "Burnt Documents" and that is all I know of his life during the Great War.

Linda Chapman


Pte. Samuel John Culverhouse Royal Army Service Corps (d.30th March 1919)

Samuel John Culverhouse, born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire in 1879. Died in France, on 30th March 1919, of illness, having survived the war. His wife, Elizabeth, placed the following in the local newspaper: "We pictured him safe returning, we longed to grasp his hand But God has postponed our meeting, it will be in a better land. If we could have raised his dying head and heard his last farewell, the grief would not have been so hard, for those who loved him so well." Samuel is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. His name can be found on the war memorial in The Peoples Park, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

C. Silcocks


Rfm. John Edmondson 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade. (d.1st Nov 1918)

My Paternal Great Grandfather, John Edmondson, enlisted at Dalton in Furness on 7th August 1914 with the 4th Battalion of Kings Own Lancashire Regiment. From 1915 to 1918 John sent my Great Grandmother (his girlfriend), Jane Wall, known as Jenny, many postcards from France, the last one received was in September 1918.

On John's Record for Soldier's Died in the Great War his Regiment was the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) 1st Battalion, Rifleman B/202112 (Comments: Formerly S/4/122327 R.A.S.C). He died of his wounds on 1st November 1918 and is buried at Ramillies British War Cemetery, Ramillies, Pas-de-Calais, France, Grave Ref: G.24.

The very sad thing about this story is that he never knew that Jenny was pregnant with his son when he died. She brought up their son by herself, which I know in those days must of been tough as a single mother. Although through her life Jenny had a few chances of marrying she never accepted the proposals and died in her 92nd year a single lady.

Katherine L Wall


Sjt. Isaac Waters Flintshire and Denbighshire Yeomanry

Sergeant 3177 Ike Waters was my grandfather. He was a member of the Denbighshire Yeomanry, a mounted Territorial Force, prior to WW1 and then at the outbreak of war the Yeomanry formed part of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He served in that regiment with service number 345393. I recall as a young boy seeing a photo of my grandfather on his horse in Egypt and I believe this was taken in 1915. He then went back to the Denbighshire Yeomanry with service number 340401 and ended his army service with the RASC, number T/232880. Unfortunately I've not been able to trace his war service record and assume it is amongst the many that were destroyed.

David Waters


Pte. Reginald Harry Lawrence 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry

My Father Reginald Harry Lawrence enlisted at Nottingham Recruiting Centre on 19th October 1916 when he was 17 years old, like many other recruits he said he was older than he was. He joined the Army Service Corps and was mobilized on 23rd February 1917. On 10th July 1917 he left Southampton to join No.4 Base Remount Depot B.E.F. France arriving in Boulogne on 11th July. He was compulsorily transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry for posting to the 7th Battalion on 13th March 1918. He was sent up line and on the second day up line was gassed. After this he complained of general nervousness & dibility but was not sent off Line. He carried on after this with much difficulty. Everything else that happened is very vague. I know my Father had shrapnel wounds in his legs and that he spent almost two years in hospital after the war, his date of discharge from hospital was 5th March 1920.

Shirley Graylen


Pte. Frank Herbert Clarke Army Service Corps

Frank Herbert Clarke A.S.C with Edith his first wife in 1914.

Frank Clarke served with the Army Service Corps.


Pte. James Mckee 10th Btn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

My Grandfather James McKee was Private 40652, 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Formally 2090 North Irish Horse), he was badly wounded Passchendaele in August 1917, suffering wounds to his neck and waist. On release from hospital he was transferred to The Royal Army Service Corps, Horse transport section.

David Hawthorne

Want to know more about the Army Service Corps?

There are:22 articles tagged Army Veterinary Corps available in our Library

Recomended Reading.

Available at discounted prices.


    Suggest a link

    The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.

    This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.

    If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small to help with the costs of keeping the site running.

    Hosted by:

    The Wartime Memories Project Website

    is archived for preservation by the British Library

    Website Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVII
    - All Rights Reserved