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Offline shaun

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Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« on: Tuesday 09 April 19 12:31 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I have just found my Great Grandfathers Index card.

I don't know hardly anything about him, except that he served in the Royal Army Service Corps.

He was a Driver

and his service number was T4- 044853

Can anybody make heads or tails of anything else written on this card. It all means nothing to me unfortunately.

thanks

Shaun

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 12:32 BST (UK) »
There was another number we found in his possessions that said

46- R.P.A.S.C

I'm guessing the R.A.S.C means Royal Army Service Corps, but not sure what the P is, or the number 46

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 13:35 BST (UK) »
He was a serjeant at some stage. He entered a war zone, France on 19 Feb 1915, which entitled him to the 1915 Star.
The Army Service Corps did not add Royal until 1918, I think.
CLZ and all that means he was transferred to the Z Reserve in 1919 and was liable to recall.
The Roll and Page detail should cross reference to Medal Rolls which should be on Ancestry and may give more info.

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 13:48 BST (UK) »
The "T" at the start of his service number denotes that he was in the Horse Transport section of the RASC.

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-army-service-corps-in-the-first-world-war/



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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 13:51 BST (UK) »
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46- R.P.A.S.C

46th Reserve Park ASC per his "Meritorious Service" medal card


https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1262/30850_A001847-01265/3521849
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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 15:52 BST (UK) »
Thankyou so much everybody,


You have all helped me move further with my research and learn a little bit more about my Great Grandfather. Its great to know he was a Driver, and inparticular in Horse Transport. He was a bus driver in Maidstone outside of the military, so makes sense that he was a driver in the Army too.

And thanks ShaunJ for sending me that Link, I am so greatful.

thanks

Shaun

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 16:09 BST (UK) »
does anybody know anything about the 46th reserver park company?

I was looking on this link but couldnt see it anywhere...

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-army-service-corps-in-the-first-world-war/army-service-corps-horse-transport-companies/#RP

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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 16:17 BST (UK) »
You can get a war diary of 46 Reserve Park from TNA for 3.50 (108 pages)

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/0ecb42e824174f6a8fa06d6752d209e3

Though that appears to be just the Mechanical Transport Company - perhaps there were other units in 46 RP.
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Re: Help with WW1 Index Card Arthur Gardiner
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 16:38 BST (UK) »
Thankyou Shaun,

Do you think theres a chance that he could have been at some point or another in both the Horse Transport and the Mechanical Transport divisions?

If he went from one to another would he have been given a different regiment number?

Thanks