Barson H Pte 20813 Army Service Corps

BARSON, H. (Machine Room, Michle). Enlisted in Oct. 1915 in the A.S.C., serving in England for about three weeks, and then in Salonika until March 1919. Demobilized on return to England. Resumed work at the Press.

Source : War Record Of The Oxford University Press

Bannister E F Dvr M2/019855 Army Service Corps

Bannister E F Dvr Army Service Corps

Bannister Ernest F Dvr M2/019855  Army Service Corps

Of Watford

Source : The Vivid 6th Mar 1915

To France 22nd Dec 1914

Wounded. Report Date

Entitled to wear a Wound Stripe.

Attained the rank of Sergeant.

Died Apr 1934 in Watford. Aged 56.

Atkinson C W Dvr T/34847 Army Service Corps

Atkinson C Dvr T/34847 Army Service Corps

Atkinson Cecil William Dvr T/34847 Army Service Corps

Of Kilburn

Source : The Vivid 13th Feb 1915

Born 1897

Address 92, Tennyson Road, Kilburn, London.

Enlisted at Woolwich as a driver in the Army Service Corps 17th Sep 1914

To France 5th Oct 1914 to 20th Apr 1919

Thorburn W Sergt 101388 Army Service Corps Attd Motor Machine Gun Service

Thorburn W Sergt 101388 Army Service Corps Attd Motor Machine Gun Service

THORBURN, WILLIAM, Sergt.-Artificer, A.S.C., No. M./2, 101388, attd. to the 11th Battery, Motor Machine Gun Service, eldest s. of William Thorburn, of 110, Second Avenue, Clydebank, Linotype Operator, by his wife, Jessie Symington, 3rd dau. of the late Alexander Briton, Boot and Shoe Maker, Queen Street and Shawlands, Glasgow; b. Glasgow, 27 May, 1894; educ. at Dalmuir Public School, Clydebank; was employed by the Singer Manufacturing Company, Kilbowie, as an Engineer; enlisted 18 Nov. 1914; was promoted Corpl. and transferred to the Active Service Corps on Saturday, 29 May, 1915, being attd. to the 11th Battery, Motor Machine Guns, as Mechanic, and went to France on 7 July, 1915. He was employed at the time of his death in a blacksmith’s shop constructing an iron covering to bring a cycle and machine gun into action under cover, when one of the battery accidentally discharged a loaded revolver at 8 a.m. on Saturday, 7 Aug. 1915. The bullet entered his throat and travelled to his back and down the spine, and two and three-quarter hours later he died in hospital. He was buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, just outside Bethune; unm.

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1

Edmands F D 2nd Lt Army Service Corps

Edmands F D 2nd Lt Army Service Corps

SECOND LIEUT. FRANCIS DOUGLAS EDMANDS, Royal Army Service Corps was a son of Charles Henry Edmands and was born in 1876. He was educated privately. On becoming a member of the Stock Exchange in 1904 he joined the firm of James Smythwhite and Co. as a partner.

Lieutenant Edmands was very musical and was possessed of a beautiful voice. Before he joined the army he had organized a concert party for the entertainment of the wounded.

He joined the Army Service Corps as a cadet in 1917, received his commission in April and went to France in May. After serving there for two months he was appointed to the 952 M.T. Company in Egypt. He was killed by a shell in December.

His Commanding Officer wrote to his widow: “When he was hit he took it as a brave man should, joking with those who bore him to the ambulance. He was game to the last. How we all miss him now! If it had not been for his unfailing energy and endurance the company could never have done so well. The men have made a cross for his grave.”

Source : The Stock Exchange War Memorial 1914-1918

Driver G D Lt Army Service Corps

Driver G D Lt Army Service Corps

LIEUTENANT GRAHAM DUDLEY DRIVER, Royal Army Service Corps, son of Sheldon Dudley Driver, a member of the Stock Exchange, was born in 1872 and educated at Dover College. He himself became a member in 1894.

An enthusiast in all sports he was especially keen on tennis, lawn tennis and squash racquets. He competed in and won many prizes at lawn tennis tournaments, and was a member of Hurlingham and Queen’s Clubs.

Though over forty when war broke out, he enlisted in September 1914, in the Sportsmen’s Battalion, the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, and in March of the following year received his commission as a Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps.

He died of spotted fever at the age of forty-three, within a few weeks of obtaining his commission, on 5 May 1915.

He married Evelyn, youngest daughter of the late William Blencowe of Brackley, Northants, and left one daughter.

Source : The Stock Exchange War Memorial 1914-1918