Gunner R.A. Posted 13 June , 2016 Share Posted 13 June , 2016 66 Coy (MT) Army Service Corps, 7th Division Ammunition Park. Could anyone give me any further information regarding the above unit. I am just looking at the service record of M.S. 967 Harry Edwards who enlisted on the 12th of August 1914. Looking at his record there are conflicting dates as to when he went overseas, as follows, Enlisted 12/8/14 – To France 13/8/14 (highly unlikely I would have thought) Later in his record the date for Embarkation is 4/10/14, however this date has a line through it and the above date is inserted. Then again in the section for “Campaigns, Medals and Decorations” his embarkation date is once again given as 4/10/14 Edwards himself states in a letter to Army Records that he embarked for France during the last week of September 1914. As far as I understand the 7th division was formed during September and very early October 1914, landing in Zeebrugge in the first week of the latter month. So surely the most likely embarkation date for Harry Edwards would have been 4/10/14, or could he have possibly gone over earlier than this? In a post war news article Harry Edwards, it was stated took part in the retreat from Mons (24 August – 5 September 1914), obviously I have my doubts about this, but could it have been possible? I might add that I would strongly question the honesty/accuracy of the latter article. Finally could anyone point me in the right direction for the war diary of this unit (up to the end of 1914) please, my knowledge of the A.S.C. is virtually none existent. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, Pete. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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