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493rd Company MT ASC - Egypt 1915

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Ruby Clove

My great uncle was a driver in the 493rd MT COY RASC. He embarked on 30/07/15 to Egypt, where he served for almost four years. Unfortunately he died in April 1919. Does anyone have any information about the role of this unit in Egypt, which battles they may have been linked with and whereabouts they were in that country? Also, would he have been a conscript or not? Thanks in anticipation. 

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johnboy

It would help to find documents if you give his name, year of birth and where from.

It also might attract more attention if you edit the title of the thread using his name and Regiment.

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mancpal

If he arrived in Egypt in 1915 he wasn't conscripted. He could have been a pre-war regular, a territorial who volunteered for overseas service or quite simply a chap who volunteered along with his friends at the outset.

As Johnboy suggests without further details of the man in question it's hard to see how to make progress, even the slightest bit of what appears to be trivia can help to piece the jigsaw together. The more detail (names, addresses, employment etc ) the better your chances.

 

Simon

 

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jonbem

Hi and welcome

Also click the Log Long Trail tab near the top of the page where there is loads of info on researching.

regards

Jon

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jay dubaya

Interesting, the 493rd Coy ASC were formed in the UK on 17th August 1915 as the 31st Ammunition Sub Park (MT), the unit was deployed to Egypt, Ismailia District as a MT Coy (Mechanical Transport) moving to the Southern Canal Section (Egypt) and then to Palestine as Lines of Communication (Supply) Troops before returning to Egypt, Kantara District. There are several diaries available for the 493rd Coy at the National Archives held in WO95/4413 (Egypt, Ismailia District, January - December 1916), WO95/4435 (Southern Canal Section, January - December 1917),  WO95/4737 (Palestine, L of C Troops, January 1918 - April 1919) and WO95/4470 (Egypt, Kantara District, May - December 1919). Sadly none of these diaries are available online and I'm not sure when the 493rd Coy ASC arrived in Egypt but the date of formation may suggest that your great uncle may have served with another unit prior to the 493rd.

 

Fred Simpson? If so his War Gratuity paid to his sister Mary would suggest he volunteered and enlisted on or around 7th October 1914.

 

J

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DavidOwen

Ruby

 

Welcome from me too. Title edited pending details of the soldier concerned.

 

Good luck with the research

 

David

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GWF1967
1 hour ago, DavidOwen said:

Ruby

 

Welcome from me too. Title edited pending details of the soldier concerned.

 

Good luck with the research

 

David

Hi David, 

 The title is missing a numeral;

43 coy should read 493 coy. 

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DavidOwen
2 hours ago, GWF1967 said:

Hi David, 

 The title is missing a numeral;

43 coy should read 493 coy. 

Thanks, correction made.

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