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Another ASC rank abbreviation


Chris_Baker

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Can anyone please confirm what SSM stood for, as a rank in the Army Service Corps?

I'm assuming it a Something Sergeant Major. That presumably would be a Warrant Officer Class 2? What would a WO Class 1 be called in the ASC?

Charles, Joe, anyone...help!

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Staff Sergeant Major. A SSM 1st Class ASC was senior to all other WO I except: Conductor AOC, Master Gunner 1st Class RA, and Schoolmaster.

KR 285 1914.

As for WO II, not invented when war began and you need an ASC expert. My grandfather could have told you.

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Staff Sergeant Major. A SSM 1st Class ASC was senior to all other WO I except: Conductor AOC, Master Gunner 1st Class RA, and Schoolmaster.

KR 285 1914.

As for WO II, not invented when war began and you need an ASC expert. My grandfather could have told you.

And the Pay Corps SSM....?

When did WOII come into existence, please?

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WO II AO 174/1915, exact date not to hand, about May.

The Pay Corps SSM, if a First Class, appears to have been equal in precedence to the ASC man. Of course, seniority in rank might come into play, but who would want to fall out with the money man?

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