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Abbreviations I am stuck on, can anyone hep!


elmo29

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I have the initials that looks like A.S.C (M.J) Detatchment, Redesdale Camp, Rochester.

This is for a Pte A H Bradford.

Can anyone tell me what the abbreviations mean, I haven't been able to work it out :(

Many thanks!!

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Hi, probably Army Service Corp, which later became RASC ..Royal.

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The MT stands for Motor Transport IE trucks (or lorries in ye olde English !) :)

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Possibly

Medal card of Bradford, Arthur H

Corps Regiment No Rank

Army Service Corps 101/31778 Lance Corporal

Army Service Corps 101/31778 Acting Warrant Officer Class 2

I wonder if MJ is infact MT which is motor transport.

Gareth

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Possibly M(T?) Motor transport....Redesdale Camp was just down the road from Otterburn in Northumberland stayed there a few times think its gone now.

Ady

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What is the source? is it a photo?

No its just a postcard that I found in my collection. I just wanted to find out a bit more about it. I guess the J could very well be a T (its written in script) which would probably explain why I couldn't find anything MJ!

Thanks all!

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hi

i have a post card dated 27th nov 1918, its from a little girl to her ' Daddy '

she says;

"Dear Daddy

just a card to wish you many happy returns of the day.

my collar bone is alright now so i must not fall about again.

love from

kathleen"

its addressed to

Lc Cpl H Slade

No 1161 M.T.P.

A.P.O. No 2

railway section

B.E.F. France

i would like to know what the M.T.P. , A.P.O. No2, and railway section all mean.

many thanks in advance

Dean

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Motor Transport Park and Army Post Office I should think; baffled as to where the railway section fits in though.

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I have seen quite a few references to servicemen chiding their families for misaddressing envelopes and cards. It might be well to bear in mind, that not everything written as an address will have an official counterpart.

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thanks guys

i thought Army Post Office.

just had it in my head that the M.T.P. was motor transport police,if there was such a thing? with the date post armisice there might have been the call to marshal troops, stores etc other than the army doing it.

i take your point TRUTHERGW about misaddressing letters etc but if that was me and i wanted mail from home i would make sure the family was in full receipt of the proper address.

again many thanks and i hope any other members can shed any further light on my querie

Dean

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