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johndavidswarbrick
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Dear All,

 

Can anyone cast light on the movements of the above unit - I can't see any war diary, but that just might be my incompetence.

 

Where they at any stage stationed at or near Tonbridge?

 

Regards and thanks

 

Dave Swarbrick

 

 

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Hello Dave

 

I can't find a War Diary for them either, which suggests that they were based in the UK. Such units were not required to keep diaries.

 

The file WO95/5494 confirms that it was indeed at Tonbridge, and later at Chatham. It was also known as 45th LAMT Company, which I think stands for Local Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company.

 

Ron

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Hi Ron,

 

Thanks for confirming what I was beginning to suspect, namely that this was a "home" establishment.

 

Regards,

 

Dave

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Just for the sake of completion, Michael Young (Army Service Corps 1902-1918) merely adds the date of formation (12/8/1916) and disbandment by renumbering to 18 MT Co. (1/8/1922).

The rest is as Ron says above, and confirms there is no known War Diary.

His book doesn't however explain the full role of a Local Auxilliary (MT) Company.

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Thank you for this additional information, much appreciated.

 

Dave Swarbrick

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You could also try the Royal Logistic Corps museum as they are the custodians of the Army Service Corps records they may have something on the unit you're looking for.

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Thank you - That's an excellent suggestion,

 

Dave Swarbrick

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776 Mt Bay ASC 

NORTH RD DEPOT

BRIGHTON 

One of these guys my great uncle 209072 John sayle electrician20211124_160324.jpg.e14dc649862c71e1cf434f4e3d1e3701.jpg

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Some pictures just don't want to be inserted in the forum the right way up.

I think it may be to do with the name of the original file, that contains .jpg. within the filename, with an extra .jpg at the end.

I've managed it eventually. Hope you don't mind?

 


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Nice photograph Chip, thanks for posting, looks like the men at the back are sat on an armoured car, not sure which type but it's not one of the common ones.

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