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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 28 April 19 19:48 BST (UK) »
As you've acknowledged, ShaunJ answered the main question while I was still hacking around in the undergrowth although at least I got his joining date right!

If you have been able to access your man's record, you will find he served in a number of units in the Lines of Communication, and in the MT sections attached to two Siege Batteries, see the section on MT Companies here:
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-army-service-corps-in-the-first-world-war/

War diaries for the type of units he served with are rarer than hens' teeth but I'll scout around to see what can be found if you'd like.

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 28 April 19 21:57 BST (UK) »
if you are sure you don't mind that would be great

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #11 on: Monday 29 April 19 11:15 BST (UK) »
I've sent a PM
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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #12 on: Monday 29 April 19 17:17 BST (UK) »
Starter.
Attested 23 October 1915, joined at the ASC Depot at Grove Park 25 October 1915.  Sent to France on 30 October 1915, arrived Rouen 31 October 1915.  This rapid deployment to France was in all probability because he could already drive (he was a driver on joining).  He began at the Base Mechanical Transport Depot (BMTD) at Rouen where he waited to be assigned to a particular unit.
On 15 November 1915 he was posted to 1st Indian Cavalry Divisional Supply Column (89 Company ASC).  This was a unit of about 650 men and 160 lorries whose task was to move, among many things, men, coal, oil, horse feed and rations (including cardamoms and live goats for the Indian troops) from railheads to the forward brigades who would then complete the journey to the troops of the division.
He stayed with this until until early May 1916 when he developed synovitis in the knee, severe enough for his to be evacuated back to UK.
There is a war diary for the Supply Column that if nothing else will give an idea of where they were and the type of tasks they undertook.  Download the relevant dates from the National Archives from the list here:
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C14016585 or from Ancestry (the whole diary) at http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nq3/

More in due course.

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #13 on: Monday 29 April 19 18:58 BST (UK) »
WOW! where do you find this stuff? I really didn't think there was any chance of getting any information.

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Re: A.S.C. in first world war
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 09:47 BST (UK) »
All in his records.  Another PM sent.

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