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East Anglian Transport & Supply Column, ASC The East Anglian Transport & Supply Column were part of the Territorial Force, Army Service Corps and had their HQ at 156 High street, Ilford. The Norfolk and Suffolk Brigade Company was based in Kings Lynn and Downham Market, the East Midland Brigade Company was based in Northampton and the Essex Brigade Company were based at Bay Lodge, The Green Stratford and in Woolwich.
East Lancashire Transport & Supply Column, ASC The East Lancashire Transport & Supply Column, was a Territorial Force unit of the Army Service Corps. Their HQ was at Hulme Barracks in Manchester. They were made up of the Lancashire Brigade Company based in Manchester, the Manchester Brigade Company with its HQ in Manchester and the East Lancashire Brigade Company based in Rawtenstall.
Eastern Mounted Brigade Supply & Transport Column, ASC The Eastern Mounted Brigade Supply & Transport Column were a Territorial Force unit of the Army Service Corps. Their HQ was in Market Road, Chelmsford.
1st South Midland Mounted Brigade Company ASC were based at The Drill Hall, Taunton Road, Birmingham (now an Asian Supermarket)
Norfolk & Suffolk Brigade, Army Service Corps were a unit of the Territorial Force with their Headquarters at Purfleet Quay, King's Lynn.
The Cheshire Brigade Conmpany, Army Service Corps was a Territorial unit, part of the Welsh Divisional Transport and Supply Column. Their HQ as at 79a Harrowby Road, Birkenhead.
10th Oct 1914 Tales from France
16th Feb 1915 Aircraft Brought Down
13th Apr 1915 The Value of Cigarettes
23rd April 1915 Transfer of horsed wagons Orders received for the seven horsed ambulance wagons to be sent to No. 1 Co. 6th Divisional Train this morning, with drivers and horses. The motor ambulance wagon sent by the ADMS* 6th Division has been sent to the 16th Field Ambulance.
* Assistant Director of Medical Services
8th May 1915 Bearers reinforcement preparations Received orders from ADMS* 6th Division, to reinforce Advanced Post at Gris Pot by 1/2 A Bearer subdivision tonight and the Bearer subdivisions of other two sections to be held in readiness at a moment's notice.
Lt. Mullan i/c Advanced Post tonight, but sent down Capt. Browne with Sgt. Carter and 12 men as additional stretcher bearers - in addition they took surgical haversacks, shell dressings and water bottles and respirators and bottles of saturated soda bicarbonate solution - B and C Bearers standing to. Sgt. Matthews GSE** arrived last night for duty as motor cyclist.
* Assistant Director of Medical Services
** Army Service Corps
11th May 1915 Hypo supplies arrive Medical Board assembled to examine as to physical fitness of No 17844 Staff Sgt W A Clenshaw for promotion to a commission in the ASC.
Received from 19th Infantry Brigade 110 Nip Bottles for solution. Hypo for damping Respirators of Bearers of 19th Field Ambulance.
14th May 1915 Commission interview Staff Sgt. Clenshaw interviewed by the GOC* VIth Div with regard to his application for a commission in the ASC.
* General Officer Commanding
16th May 1915 Hypos arrive Received from 6th Divisional Train 16 lbs Hypos for mask solution. Lt.Gibbons detailed to proceed to Bailleul to be interviewed by DDMS* 3 corps
*Deputy Director Medical Services
12th Aug 1915 Bring a Corksrew
13th Sep 1915 Ypres not Safe
3rd December 1915 9th Lancers provide Work Parties
9th February 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy get new vehicles
Exchanged 2 3-ton Kelly lorries for 2 30-cwt Daimler lorries with 1st Canadian Divisional Supply Column, and 1 20-cwt Daimler for 1 2-ton Penlen with ASC 24th Siege Brigade R.G.A.
25 Aug 1916 Across the Med
21st Mat 1918 9th Divisional Train ASC at Nurlu 9th Divisional Train ASC is at Nurlu
2nd Apr 1918 Enemy Active
3rd Apr 1918 Artillery Active
4th Apr 1918 Enemy Artillery Active
5th Apr 1918 Reliefs Completed
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- Adams Arthur.
- Adams Frederick. Pte. 59th Divisional Supply Train (MT) (d.10th Nov 1917)
- Arthurs William. A/Sgt. 56th Remount Sqdn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
- Askew Frederick F.. Pte.
- Atkinson James Morgan. Lt.
- Bage Charles.
- Balcon Joseph. Pte.
- Baldock Alfred F.. Pte.
- Ball George. 9th Battalion
- Bannister John. Act/Sgt. (d.25th June 1917)
- Bannon Thomas. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1918)
- Barber Henry Albert. Tptr. 274th M.T. Coy (d.23rd Mar 1917)
- Barrett Christopher. Pte. (d.13th Oct 1918)
- Bennett Frederick. Pte. (d.22nd March 1918)
- Berry Samuel. Dvr. 20th Horse Transport (d.7th Feb 1918)
- Biggins Patrick John. Dvr.
- Bing Harry Leslie.
- Blower Charles. Pte.
- Boak Thomas William. Drv. 29th Res Park (d.22nd August 1915)
- Board William Thomas. Pte. 694 MT Coy (d.7th June 1916)
- Bolton Horatio Nelson. A/Sgt. (d.18th Mar 1917)
- Bookman Myer. Drv.
- Bowater Frederick. Cpl.
- Boyle Edward. Pte. 97th Company (d.28th June 1917)
- Brady Joseph J.. Mechanical Transport
- Brady Michael. Drv. (d.14th Sep 1918)
- Bray John Henry. Pte.
- Brooker Cuthbert Howard. Pte.
- Brooks Hubert.
- Brown James Harrison. L/Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.26th Apr 1917)
- Broxup Richard Thomas. Pte. Remounts (d.3rd Feb 1919)
- Broxup Richard Thomas. Pte. Remounts (d.3rd February 1919)
- Budd Edward. 2nd Lt. 116th Coy. 12th Div Train (d.8th May 1918)
- Burbidge Louis Ethelbert. Pte. Mechanical Transport
- Butzbach Arthur Stanley. L/Cpl. 13th Btn, C Coy. (d.5th Jun 1917)
- Carpenter Adolphus Galway J..
- Carpenter Richard. Pte. 18th Labour Coy. (d.13th Aug 1915)
- Christie John. Pte. Mechanical Transport (d.28 Nov 1915)
- Christie John. Mechanical Transport
- Christie William. QMSgt.
- Clarke John Augustine. Dvr. 484th Company
- Clist Leslie William John. 2nd Lt. 2/4th Btn.
- Connell John Warden. Cpl. (d.9th Nov 1918)
- Cox Albert George Harry. Remounts
- Cree John Wyse Scott. Sgt. 131 MT Company
- Crumbley Philip. Pte. 7th Coy. (Infantry) (d.18th Jul 1917)
- Cuckson Alfred. Pte. 6th G.H.Q. Reserve Mechanical Transport Coy (d.8th Nov 1918)
- Davies Richard Lloyd. Pte. 964th Mechanical Transport Coy. (d.1st February 1919)
- Davies William George. QMS.
- Deacon George. Drvr.
- Dean Albert H.. Dvr. 527th Horse Transport Coy. (d.27th Nov 1918)
- Dennison Ernest William. Pte. 619th M. T. Coy (d.22nd May 1916)
- Dennison Ernest William. Pte. 619th M.T. Coy. (d.22nd May 1916)
- Dickinson Tom. Pte. 363rd MT Coy, att 248th Siege Bty RGA (d.31st July 1918)
- Duffield Albert Edward. Pte. (d.21st Mar 1918)
- Dwyer James. Pte. 793rd H.T. Coy. (d.31st March 1918)
- Edwards Thomas. Pte. Remount Squad
- Ellison Cecil Harry. Sgt. 13th Divisional Supply Column, HQ 39th Inf. Brig. (d.11th Sep 1915)
- Evans William. Cpl. 11th Div.Train, No.2 Coy. (d.27th Apr 1917)
- Fennelly John. Pte. 9th Btn.
- Firmin George. Sgt. 11th Btn.
- Foley Michael. Drvr. attd. 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) (d.13th June 1918)
- Gent Albert Edward. Pte. 1/1st Sqd.
- Girling Robert Henry.
- Glasock Horace Henry. WO1 (Cdr.) Transports and Remounts (d.20th Oct 1916)
- Goldsmith Charles. Drvr.
- Gregory George William Victor. Pte.
- Hackett Albert Harry. Pte.
- Halliday George. Dvr. 4th Div Train, HQ Coy. (d.18th Jan 1917)
- Hampton Samuel. 235 Coy.
- Hearnden Cecil. Act Cpl
- Henshall Albert. Sgt.
- Hill James Ormonde. 2nd Lt.
- Hills Henry Thomas Ware. Pte. 818th MT Coy. (d.13th Oct 1918)
- Hodgson William. Drvr. Base Mechanical Transport Depot (d.23rd Aug 1916)
- Holmes James Joesph. Pte. 33rd Coy. (d.12th Oct 1918)
- Hopps Frederick Arthur. Private 1st Battalion (d.2nd September 1918)
- Howell John Ezekiel.
- Hudson John Samuel. Pte. Remounts
- Humphries . Lt.
- Hunt Henry.
- Hunter William. Pte. 236th Coy.
- Hutchinson John James. Pte. 611th Mechanical Transport Coy. (d.9th Apr 1918)
- Jennings Herbert Lowther. Pte. (d.13th Feb 1918)
- Jobling Samuel. Pte. att. 58th Field Ambulance
- Kimbley Thomas.
- Leeding Tom. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.5th May 1918)
- Lloyd Thomas Richard Beamish. 2nd Lt. (d.20th February 1916)
- Luchford Harry George Ernest. Cpt. (d.2nd Dec 1917)
- Magee David Adam. Pte.
- Mahoney D. J.. Pte. 13th Divisional Supply Column, HQ 39th Inf. Brig.
- Marsh Henry. Cpl.
- Martin Leslie Henry. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.14th Oct 1917)
- McClelland Robert. Pte. 594th MT Coy. (d.12th Sep 1917)
- McCue Charles. Dvr. 2nd Reserve H.T. Coy (d.5th June 1915)
- Moore Thomas. Dvr. 24th Divisional Train, 4th Coy. (d.26th Feb 1916)
- Newbury Ernest Frank. WOII.
- Newport George Henry. Pte. Mechanical Transport
- O'Grady Benjamin. L/Sgt. Mechanical Transport
- O'Neill James. Pte. 2nd Labour Coy. (d.29th Oct 1914)
- O'Neill Thomas. Drvr. (d.14th October 1915)
- Oates Percy Edmunson. L/Cpl. 589 HT Coy.
- Oldroyd Edward. Sdlr. 4 Meerut Div Train
- Oram Walter John Henry. Cpl. 154 Coy
- Owens John. Pte. 16th Field Bakery (d.4th Nov 1918)
- Parsonage Frederick Montague. Pte.
- Phillips George A.. Dvr. (d.10th Oct 1914)
- Pilkington Bernard. Sgt.
- Price Robert. L/Cpl. K Supply Coy. (d.15th April 1917)
- Ratcliffe Francis. Pte. 893rd Mechanical Transport Company (d.4th Jan 1918)
- Rathbone James. Pte. Motor Company
- Rey Joe George. Pte.
- Rixon Henry. Pte. 18th Aux Bus Coy. (d. 24th Aug 1918)
- Roberts Elias. Drvr. 490th Coy (d.26th March 1919)
- Robson James Edward. Pte. Remounts Corps
- Rule Harry L.. Pte. HQ 52nd Lowland Division (d.1st Jan 1917)
- Saltmer Christopher.
- Sealy Herbert. Staff Sgt. 219 Coy.
- Simpkins Sanford Lional. Pte. M.T. att. XXII. Corps Y Ammunition Park. (d.3rd Jan 1918)
- Simpson Thomas. Pte.
- Sleigh Francis Brabazon. Capt.
- Somers James. Sgt. 1st Btn (d.7th May 1918)
- Somers James. Sgt. (d.7th May 1918)
- South Frederick John. Pte. Mechanical Transport (d.19th May 1919)
- Spencer John Edmund. Pte. Labour Corps
- Stack Robert. Pte.
- Stockton Robert. Dvr. 8th Div Train
- Storrar David. Pte. attd. 123rd Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery (d.15th Nov 1918)
- Summers Ernest George. Pte. Canteens (d.12th December 1916)
- Sutcliffe James Townsend. 10th Btn.
- Taplin Harold Lansdowne. Drv. 22nd Company
- Thompson Andrew Christopher. Pte. 4th A.S. Coy. (d.13th Dec 1915)
- Titmus Alfred. L/Cpl.
- Trumpeter William Edward Henry. Pte. 150 Coy.
- Wall Frederick. Cpl. 8th Div. Train. 4th Coy. (d.7th Nov 1918)
- Wall John Benjamin. Pte. 46th Remount Squadron
- Whelan Daniel Joseph. Pte. (d.12th October 1918)
- Winters Walter John. Cpl.
- Yaxley Charles. Dvr. (d.10th Oct 1918)
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Drvr. Michael Foley attd. 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) Army Service Corps. (d.13th June 1918)Michael Foley died of Spanish influenza on 13th June 1918, aged 33. Buried in the St Sever Cemetery extension in France, he was the son of Catherine Foley, of 21 St. Patrick's Cottages, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin
Michael was obviously very ill judging by this photo as he looks unwell and is surrounded by Medical personnel. This building in background is probably the Hospital and we wonder if the statue with orator and admirer helps you to let me know precise location. We understand that a Spanish influenza was rampant at the time and claimed his life finally. He is mentioned by name in a play about Francis Ledwidge by Irish writer Dermot Bolger "Walking the road" By a strange co-incidence Ledwidge himself,as a youth was a shop boy in Michael's home district of Rathfarnham, South Co.Dublin.s flynn
Cpl. Frederick Wall 8th Div. Train. 4th Coy. Army Service Corps (d.7th Nov 1918)Frederick Wall died on 7th of November 1918, aged 40 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery.
The Western Gazette - 29 November 1918 published the following:- "Mrs F Wall, of 108 Park Street, Yeovil, received the sad news on 11th November, that her husband Corporal Frederick Wall, of the A.S.C., was taken to hospital suffering from Bronchial pneumonia on 5th, and died on the 7th at the 7th Canadian General Hospital, France, and was buried with full military honours in a cemetery at Etaples. Corpl. Wall, who joined up at the outbreak of war had been in France for four years, and in a letter to Mrs Wall his captain says;
'I should like to tell you what a great loss it has been to us all, as your husband was one of the most popular men in the Company. Since I have had the honour to command this Company, I always found him a good, willing and cheerful worker. On many trying occasions that we have all been through together, he has always set a splendid example to all of us in showing absolute fearlessness in the face of danger, and by doing so has rendered very valuable service in helping the Company out of many tight corners.'
Mrs Wall has also received two letters from the matron and nurse at the hospital, and a message of sympathy from the King and Queen. The deceased leaves a widow and two children, for whom much sympathy is felt. Mrs Wall wishes to thank the very kind friends who have expressed sympathy with her in her sad bereavement".s flynn
Dvr. Robert Stockton 8th Div Train Army Service CorpsI don't really know any of my Granddads story, but I have his demob papers and know he disembarked in France on 5th November 1914. Robert Stockton served with the Army Service Corps during WW1 and was attached to the 8th Division Train, ASC. He was awarded the 1914 Mons Star, British War and Victory Medals with clasp and roses added in 1938 (I have these papers also). The medals were unfortunately lost. Granddad died in December 1969. I believe he was at one point gassed and also had a limp from being ran over by a horse wagon.Christine Kemp-Hall
L/Sgt. Benjamin O'Grady Mechanical Transport Army Service CorpsBenjamin O'Grady was born on the 4th August 1894, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He joined the Army Service Corps on 8th December 1915 and was employed as a mechanic at Woolwich and served in Egypt.Jackie East
Pte. David Storrar attd. 123rd Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery Army Service Corps (d.15th Nov 1918)David Storrar died on 15th November 1918 aged 29 and is buried in the St Sever Cemetery extension in France. He was the son of the late Smart Storrar and of Christina Storrar, of 1 Lorne Place, Leith, Edinburgh.s flynn
Pte. Ernest George Summers Canteens Army Service Corps (d.12th December 1916)Ernest George Summers died on 12th December 1916, aged 29. Buried in the St Sever Cemetery extension in France, he left a widow, Ada and son Eric Ernest Garner Summerss flynn
Pte. Francis Ratcliffe 893rd Mechanical Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps. (d.4th Jan 1918)Francis Ratcliffe was accidentally killed on 4th January 1918, aged 20 and is buried in the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery in France. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ratcliffe, of 20 Glover St., Preston, Lancs. Native of Burnleys flynn
Sgt. John Wyse Scott Cree MID 131 MT Company Army Service CorpsSgt John W S Cree served with 131st(MT)Company, Army Service Corps attached to the 9th (Scottish) Division and was Mentioned in Dispatches for gallant conduct whilst fighting at Nurlu 21-23 March 1918.John Scott Cree
Pte. Richard Thomas Broxup Remounts Army Service Corps (d.3rd February 1919)Richard Thomas Broxup died of dysentry 3rd February 1919, aged 37 and is buried in the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt. He was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Broxup; husband of Sarah Ann Macey (formerly Broxup), of 27, Blenheim St., Stoneyholme, Burnley.s flynn
Act/Sgt. John Bannister Army Service Corps (d.25th June 1917)John Bannister died of Typhus 25th June 1917 in Egypt, age 39. He is buried in the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetry. He was the son of John and Mary Ann Bannister, of 114, Accrington Rd., Burnley; husband of Alice Bannister. He had been Councillor for the Borough of Burnley.s flynn
Pte. Sanford Lional Simpkins M.T. att. XXII. Corps Y Ammunition Park. Army Service Corps (d.3rd Jan 1918)Sanford Simpkins was killed in action on 3rd of January 1918, aged 22. He is buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Belgium, son of William and Alma Rose Simpkins, of 5, Worcester Terrace, Kensington, Bath.s flynn
Pte. Samuel Jobling DCM. att. 58th Field Ambulance Royal Army Service CorpsSamuel Jobling DCM served with the RASC (MT) attached to 58th Field Ambulance during WW1 and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal whilst serving with the 19th Division. He was a Motor Ambulance Driver with 3 blue chevrons and noted with one wound stripe. He had enlisted at Burnley on 17th July 1915. He was discharged as being no longer fit for military service on the 18th December 1918. Born in 1892, he was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.
The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. For six days he drove his ambulance between the regimental aid posts and advanced dressing stations under heavy shell fire with almost no rest. On one occasion he made fourteen consecutive trips on a road under heavy fire. He undoubtedly saved many lives, and only ceased work when he himself was badly wounded.Nick Jobling
Dvr. Albert H. Dean 527th Horse Transport Coy. Army Service Corps (d.27th Nov 1918)My Grandmother's Uncle Albert H Dean; an ambulance man from New Malden in Surrey, survived almost to the last day of the war only to die in the 10th Military Hospital in France of bronch-pneumonia, leaving a young and devoted widow named Mabel and two very young sons. Albert had asked his cousin to "look after Mabel and the boys" should anything happen to him. His cousin married Mabel and did take good care of his boys. I am in possession of Albert H Dean's original military death certificate and I was lucky enough to meet his 95 year old surviving son, Arthur Dean, a couple of years back who was able to describe the day that they received word that his father had died and was to be buried at Rouen. Arthur Dean still commemorates his father's life - all of these many years later - on Armistice Day. He cried when I was able to hand over a small Bible (which had been left to me amongst family papers and photos and other memorabilia) that had once belonged to his father when his father was a boy.Miriam Bailey
Joseph J. Brady Mechanical Transport Army Service CorpsJoseph Brady who enlisted aged 44 to serve in the Army Service Corps in Calais delivering to the Somme.Liosa McNamara
Pte. William Hunter 236th Coy. Army Service CorpsMy grandfather, William Hunter would never talk about his service in France. He was a farm ploughman and was assigned duties as a driver of a horse-drawn ambulance. He was wounded in his shoulder by shrapnel and returned home around 1917 where he married and started a family.B Hunter
James Townsend Sutcliffe MM. 10th Btn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) RegimentMy grandfather, James Sutcliffe, who I never met, was awarded the Military Medal on 14th September 1916. He was wounded retrieving a comrade from No Man's Land. Subsequently he was transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps and ended his war service in the RFC then RAF in the latter part of 1918. Sadly, I know nothing else about him and the only photo I have of him is from the local newspaper announcing him receiving the Military Medal and reproducing the letter he wrote to his mother obviously embarrassed about all the fuss!
My grandparent's marriage ended in separation c.1945. He had joined up again to fight in WW2, met someone else and left the family. Family history research by me has uncovered some of his story but after 1952 he was never seen again and nobody spoke of him in any great detail.
How anyone who went through two world wars could have come out the other side psychologically unmarked is difficult to understand. My own feeling is that these terrible events left him unable to function on a normal level again and he ended up just living for the moment and grabbing whatever chance of happiness came his way. To me he is a hero though and with the help available today perhaps things might have been different.Lynne Edwards
Pte. Tom Dickinson 363rd MT Coy, att 248th Siege Bty RGA Army Service Corps (d.31st July 1918)I know little of my uncle Tom Dickinson but have memories of my mother talking to me about him. She knew that he was killed in action in France but did not know exactly where. I found out a few years ago by going on line and searching the Army Records. Then my wife and I visited his grave in the Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. God bless all those who died there. To see the thousands of graves is very sad indeed.Robert Smith
Staff Sgt. Herbert "Yang Yang" Sealy 219 Coy. Army Service CorpsI am trying to find out what my grandfather, Herbert Sealy, did in Egypt in the First World War. He was a leather worker and had his own horse. I have quite a few photos and negatives of pictures he took while there. He was also in Palestine and France. He talked of walking with his horse to help it.Ray Howe
Pte. Edward Boyle 97th Company Machine Gun Corps (d.28th June 1917)My grandfather, Edward Boyle was born in Newcastle in 1897 and, at some time, moved to Richmond in Yorkshire. He worked on a farm. He was in France about two weeks after the war started. I don't know how as, even if he had been in the Territorial Army, he would have needed military training. For about the first year of the war he was in the Remounts Division of the Army Service Corps, acquiring and training horses. Perhaps, as it wasn't a combat role, he didn't need any army training. He may have been sent to France so early because of a need for men trained in handling horses. He was killed in action when his son, my father, was a few months old. His grave is in the Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery near Nieuwpoort in Belgium.Martin Boyle
Christopher Saltmer Army Service CorpsChristopher Saltmer served as a Wagoner with the Army Service Corps.Geoff King
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