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Royal Army Ordnance Corps

20th Jan 1916 In the Trenches

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Those known to have served with

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Adams Robert. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.17th Apr 1918)
  • Barton George Henry. Pte
  • Basinger George Lewis. S/Sgt.
  • Bentley Cecil. Sgt. (d.4th Jun 1919)
  • Cope H.. Foreman (d.30th August 1916)
  • Evans John Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.13th May 1917)
  • Hansford Frederick Henry John. Pte
  • Lightfoot Alfred John. Pte. Cheshire Regiment
  • Lillywhite Horace Willie. Pte. 3rd Btn. (d.31st March 1916)
  • Qualtrough Henry James. Pte.
  • Tett S.. Pte. 51st Coy. (d.1st July 1918)
  • Tett S.. Pte. 51st Coy (d.1st July 1918)
  • Thompson Wilfred. 8th Btn.
  • Wade Frederick. S/Sgt. attd. West African Regiment, WAFF (d.8th October 1914)

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Pte. John Thomas Evans 1st Btn. South Staffordshire Regiment (d.13th May 1917)

My Great Uncle, Jack Evan, was killed in action on 13th May 1917 aged 24 in Bullecourt, Arras whilst fighting with the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment.

In 1916 he enlisted with the Royal Army Ordnance Core as Pte 017831 prior to enlisting with the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment. On May 13th 1917 his regiment was ordered to attack the heavily fortified village of Bullecourt along with the Australians. The village was believed to have been weakened by days of heavy bombardment, unfortunately this was not the case & the battle was vicious & costly as these gallant men were caught in a bloody crossfire at a location known as the Red Patch. After three days Bullecourt was taken with the loss of two Officers & 37 men killed.

He is commemorated on Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial in the Pas De Calais Cemetery on the Boulevard du General de Gaulle on the South of the road to Doullens. He is also commemorated on two memorials locally. The cross in Tremeirchion & the memorial hall in Caerwys.

Dilwyn Parry Lloyd


S/Sgt. George Lewis Basinger Royal Army Ordance Corps

Staff Sergeant (Armourer) George Basinger was a member of the (Royal) Ordnance Corps attached to the 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.

He saw action on the Western Front at the Somme, Arras, Cambrai and Lys. In 1917 the Battalion was rapidly move to northern Italy to repel the Austrian army and he saw action at the Battle of the River Piave and Treviso. During the Italian campaign he captured an Austrian officer's walking stick as a memento. He was also greatly moved by the miserable sight of the poor young wretches, some of whom were barely children, who had suffered terrible injuries fighting with the Austrian army.

In 1919 the Battalion was in Rome, Italy, awaiting demobilisation and return to England. When the Prince of Wales visited the Battalion in Rome they arranged a concert for him during which Staff Sergeant (Armourer) Basinger, who was a good baritone, gave a performance.

John Basinger


Foreman H. Cope attd. Depot, Army Ordnance Department (d.30th August 1916)

Mr Cope was the foreman in the Depot of the Army Ordinance Corps. He is buried in the Troodos Military Cemetery in Cyprus, Grave 63.

S Flynn


S/Sgt. Frederick Wade attd. West African Regiment, WAFF Army Ordnance Corps (d.8th October 1914)

Staff Serjeant Wade was buried in the Douala Cemetery in the Cameroons, Grave 21.

S Flynn


Pte George Henry Barton Royal Fusiliers

George Barton is my Maternal Grandfather and I know little about him except what I have gleaned from online research and family anecdote which suggests he may have been a Bomber in a tunneling team at some point of the war. I was told that he had been discharged because the chemicals he handled in the course of setting explosive charges had caused him ill health but he was not discharged until 26th March 1919 which would probably have been his natural discharge date on a short service attestation.

David Owen


Pte. S. Tett 51st Coy Royal Army Ordnance Corps (d.1st July 1918)

Private S. Tett died on the 1st July 1918, aged 26 and is buried in the Pemba Cemetery in Mozambique. He was the son of Harry and Mary Ellen Tett of Montague Villa, 4 Lyncombe Hill, Bath.

s flynn


Sgt. Cecil Bentley Royal Army Observer Corps (d.4th Jun 1919)

Cecil Bentley died of Bubonic Plague on the 4th June 1919, aged 24 and is buried in the Basra War Cemetery in Iraq. He was the son of George and Mary Bentley of Barrowford Road, Fence, Burnley, Lancashire.

s flynn


Pte. S. Tett 51st Coy. Royal Ordnance Corps (d.1st July 1918)

Pte S Tett died on the 1st July 1918, aged 26. He is buried in the Pemba Cemetery in Mozambique. He was the son of Harry and Mary Ellen Tett, of Montague Villa, 4, Lyncombe Hill, Bath.

s flynn


Pte. Robert Adams 14th Btn. Northumberland Fusiliers (d.17th Apr 1918)

Private Robert Adams was born and enlisted in Dublin. Before fighting with the Northumberland Fusiliers he was a member of the Army Ordnance Corps. The 14th Battalion landed in France in September 1915. Private Adams died of wounds in Flanders three years later and is buried in Belgium at the Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery. He is also commemorated on the brass plaque war memorial inside Christ Church, Leeson Park, Dublin.

S Flynn


Pte. Alfred John Lightfoot Cheshire Regiment Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Alfred Lightfoot was my husband's father. He is known to have fought in France but unfortunately his war record cannot be found. It was probably one of the many which were destroyed. He said very little about his experience but it is believed he was gassed and hospitalised in Rouen. He survived the war.

Sue Lightfoot


Pte Frederick Henry John Hansford 5th Btn.

Before being transferd to the Royal Berks my Father, Frederick Hansford was in the Somerset Light Infantry and his last Regiment was the ROAC.

Michael Hansford


Pte. Henry James Qualtrough Royal Army Ordnance Corps

My Father, Henry Qualtrough, served France, Belgium and Dublin between 1917 and 1919. He was invalaided to Netley with Typhoid and also had his foot run over by a gun carriage.

John W. Qualtrough

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