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William T J Tarrant - Army Service Corps


Swisstony25

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Hi,

 

I am currently looking to find out as much information as possible as William Thomas James Tarrant (my Great Uncle).

 

We know very little except the following and the military information we are not 100% sure about. If anyone could help with providing more information this would be great. There was a family story that he guarded German PoWs but not sure if this is just a story.

 

What we know for sure is;

 

William Thomas James Tarrant

Born: 20.03.1897 - Andover, Hampshire

Died: 1956 - Bristol

 

Father: Arthur Tarrant

Mother: Mary Ann Tarrant (Long)

 

Regarding Military information, we think the following is correct;

 

S4/122365 - Army Service Corps.

 

Hoping someone can help.

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

 

S4/122365

Army Service Corps.

 

If 

 

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There are actually two-one for WTJ and one for WJ but same numbers.

 

George

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Haven't looked at the medal index cards, but the rolls themselves add nothing I'm afraid; they give date of disembarkation 22.7.1915 in theatre (3), which at this time was Egypt as George says (was Russia from 1916, oddly).

 

Cheers, Pat

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The M4 prefix to his service number indicates a mechanical transport driver in the New Armies. The disembarkation date suggests that he may have been with one of the supply columns or ammunition parks serving 10th, 11th or 13th Divisions for the August landings at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsula - troops bound for Gallipoli were usually landed at Alexandria first.

 

Ron

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2 hours ago, Ron Clifton said:

The M4 prefix to his service number indicates a mechanical transport driver

OP has it as S4 i.e. Supply?

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Thanks Gardenerbill.

 

The rest of my earlier comments still apply!

 

Ron

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