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WW1 uniform cap badge
« on: Tuesday 02 September 14 19:46 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Trying to work out what this ancestor did in the war.  Can anyone suggest which regiment the cap badge shown in the photo (attached) is?  Or what the uniform is?  The photo is dated 1918.

Many thanks.

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 September 14 20:03 BST (UK) »
Hi, your man is in the Army Service Corps.

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 10:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you - any idea how I can find out more about his time in the army service corps?

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 11:25 BST (UK) »
Hi, schimmellover, if you have a name, date of birth etc you could look to see if his records survived, (almost 60%were destroyed in the blitz in WWII), so they may have been among those destroyed, if you have access to Ancestry or Find My Past some records are available there.

If not you could post any information you have on him on here and someone will be able to help out.

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 11:27 BST (UK) »
Back again  :)

The following links give some idea of what they did.

http://www.1914-1918.net/asc.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Army_Service_Corps


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Frank.
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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 14:32 BST (UK) »
I think I've found his enlistment record on ancestry, but need to confirm that it's the right Richard Seed - I think half of Lancashire has that name! Many thanks for your help.

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 15:57 BST (UK) »
I agree with the ASC badge.  The Sam Browne belt over his shoulder makes me think he might be a Regimental Serjeant-Major, who would make his identification in medal index cards etc much easier.

No-one below RSM rank wore a Sam Browne [unless I am shot down on this], and officers of the WW1 period did not wear tunics with closed collars.

The title 'Royal' was given to the ASC in 1918 or 1919.

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 16:25 BST (UK) »
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6343790

Agreed Ainslie.....lad above good candidate

This guy was awarded MSM in 1919 peace gazette with 613 MT coy who didnt serve overseas but around Liverpool area.Its a Home service MSM award.

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Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: WW1 uniform cap badge
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 September 14 17:30 BST (UK) »
There cannot have been many WOs Class 1 named Seed in the ASC!
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