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Researching a Casualty Soldier - ASC


Mr Grinch

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Hi all,

Im trying to research this chap who was a casualty during WW1.

Here are the details:

Serjeant M2/051051 George Henry LYON

244th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corp

Died January 22, 1917, aged 37.

Buried at Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France

born:1879 Lackenby, Yorks, father:George H Lyon who married Elizabeth Brudenell. Brother to Charles H Lyon who died 1916. Wife to Mary Ann E Carter married 1900 at Hartlepool. Resided at 4 Durham Street, Scarborough.

I beleive this chap was buried in Marseille which wasnt an area that saw fighting. Can anyone shed any light on how this chap died ? I dont really know anything about the ASC during this time. Were the 244th MT Company based in this area or were they passing through at the time.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards

James

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M2/051051 George Henry LYON

Acting Sgt.

Soldiers Died in the Great War:

Enlisted: Scarborough

Residence: Scarborough

Died: Died

Thetre of War: At Sea

Kath.

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Michael Young's book on the ASC gives the following information:

Formed 19th Jan 1915. Disbanded March 1919.

Stationed in Salonika, 29th Division / 10th Division, Army Troops

Role in WW1: Division[al] supply column (MT) 89th Auxiliary (MT) Company.

There is a war diary at the National Archives in WO 95 / 4810

Paul

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Michael Young's book on the ASC gives the following information:

Formed 19th Jan 1915. Disbanded March 1919.

Stationed in Salonika, 29th Division / 10th Division, Army Troops

Role in WW1: Division[al] supply column (MT) 89th Auxiliary (MT) Company.

There is a war diary at the National Archives in WO 95 / 4810

Paul

Thanks guys. His MIC states that Egypt was his first theatre of war on the 14th April 1915, was this particular company around this area then ?

Regards

James

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Thanks guys. His MIC states that Egypt was his first theatre of war on the 14th April 1915, was this particular company around this area then ?

Regards

James

In addition to this, the Long Long Trail states that the Division the 244 were in were at Galipoli. How would i varify this chap was there ?

Regards

James

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