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A.S.C. in first world war
« on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:02 BST (UK) »
hi, would anyone know how to go about finding a soldiers company during WW1? I am looking for my grandad and I know he was in the army service corps and his regimental number which started with m2/ so I know he was with mechanical transport. his medal index card says he entered France on 31/10/15 but I don't seem to be able to find out anything about where exactly he was or what he did. I realise I am probably clutching at straws here but any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:11 BST (UK) »
Long shot indeed but post his name and number and we'll see whether that gets us anywhere.

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Max D
Pte. John Shaw m2/132923

any help at all would be great
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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 April 19 17:23 BST (UK) »
No further forward I'm afraid.  His number is among a large number of men whose entry date to France is the same.  Looking at near numbers (where detailed records exist), the only thing that can be gleaned from that is that they all attested about the same time in late October 1915.  After that, the small sample I could look at showed that they scattered to the four winds.  132921 went eventually to 8 different MT companies, 132925 didn't go overseas until May 1916, 132930 went in March 1916, 132934 in November 1915, 132892 went to the Welsh Regiment so the common attestation and overseas dates doesn't tell us where your man went.

Have you looked for him on an absent voters' list?  That will only tell you where he was at the time of the list but would be better than nothing.

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 April 19 17:30 BST (UK) »
well thanks very much for looking into it for me, I thought it might be difficult. where would I find the absent voters list you mentioned? it may be useful to look into a couple of other family members from that time as well

thanks again

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 April 19 10:06 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 April 19 12:05 BST (UK) »
Good spot (again) ShaunJ.  I cannot imagine how I missed it, I spent long enough noodling around the ASC near numbers on FindMyPast - kicking myself!

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 April 19 18:19 BST (UK) »
MaxD thanks very much for your help once again,,it's not the first time you've offered what has become invaluable advice.

ShaunJ i'll get onto that link as soon as I can and thank you very much also

best regards to you both