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what is ASCKC unit abbreviation ?

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Coldstreamer

Hello

 

what does ASCKC stand for in respect of a unit ?  

 

chap in question was a baker so kitchen ?

 

cheers

 

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ss002d6252
27 minutes ago, Coldstreamer said:

Hello

 

what does ASCKC stand for in respect of a unit ?  

 

chap in question was a baker so kitchen ?

 

cheers

 

What's the context of it (and who is the man ?)


As far as I'm aware they were supply branch as Bakers so has a 'S' prefix only to refer to them.


Craig

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Coldstreamer

On his coldstream enlistment papers given as previous service .

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

 And he was in the ASC previously?

No reference to anything like 'Kitchen Company' in Michael Young's book.

And no 'K' prefix or suffix in the service numbers either.

Don't know. Never seen it.

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davidbohl

Tough one this, If he was a baker, "k" for kneading dough ?

Dave

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KizmeRD

In what context is the abbreviation being used?

If in connection with the purchase of a badge, then it could simply refer to Army Service Corp (Kings Crown).

 

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Coldstreamer

See post 3

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Coldstreamer

I cant find any previous service papers . Born 1894 so v likely just ww1 service 

Edited by Coldstreamer

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daggers

Much later, AKC meant Army Kinema Corporation.

 

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HERITAGE PLUS

Is there a possibility that your man was involved in the transportation of kites - Kite Company?

Edited by HERITAGE PLUS
Typo corrected

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michaeldr
18 hours ago, Coldstreamer said:

what does ASCKC stand for in respect of a unit ? 

 

16 hours ago, Coldstreamer said:

On his coldstream enlistment papers given as previous service .

 

17 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

As far as I'm aware they were supply branch as Bakers

 

As pointed out by Craig (post No.2) bakers were part of 'Supply'

In the early days of the war, K Company at Aldershot handled the reception/training of such men

see Wait For the Wagon by John Sutton

“Since pre-war days A Supply Company had provided the depot function of reception and training, while C Supply Company held the trained men and provided drafts for units. In fact C Supply Company was totally used up in providing men for the BEF in August 1914, so after A Company 'held the fort' until December K Supply Company was formed to fill the gap.”

 

Could ASCKC be a ref to his having passed through this process?

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Coldstreamer

That would make sense 

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