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Royal Army Service Corps WWI

Posted: 5 May 2012 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 May 2012 2:55PM GMT
My grandfather, a private in the R.A.S.C., sent a postcard from hospital in Venice dated 10 July 1919 to his mother in Hull. It gives his number which looks as if it begins N/ but the pencil is fading and I can't be certain. The number is clear. The Base looks like A.P.O.L.L. but the first and last letters are unclear.
I think he may have served in Egypt but can't be sure whether my memory of what he told me on that is correct. I can't find anything on the Ancestry records. I've looked at possible mis-spellings, and he didn't have any middle names. Does anyone have any ideas of where I might find anything? Also, what was still happening between Nov 1918 and July 1919?
Thanks for any info.

Re: Royal Army Service Corps WWI

Posted: 6 May 2012 7:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
His Name? dob? wher? parents?

Re: Royal Army Service Corps WWI

Posted: 6 May 2012 9:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. He was Pte. John Cocks born 20 July 1798, Hull, England. Parents Alfred James Cocks and Annie Cocks (nee Salmon), home address: 128 Worthing Street, Beverley Road, Hull.
Reg No. was N/297828.(Think it's an 'N', less likely 'W')
Regards
Pam

Re: Royal Army Service Corps WWI - COCKS

Posted: 6 May 2012 10:24AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 6 May 2012 2:59PM GMT
Surnames: COCKS,Porter
1901
Alfred J Cocks 26
Annie T Cocks 26
John Cocks 2
Harriet Cocks 6 Months
Civil parish: Sculcoates
Ecclesiastical parish: St Paul
County/Island: Yorkshire


1911
Alf James Cocks 36
Annie Taylor Cocks 36
John Cocks 12
Harriet Cocks 10
Winifred Mary Cocks 4
Florence Mary Porter 6
Street Address: 128 Worthing St Hull
Registration district: Sculcoates


that number only seems to appear in/for the Royal Field Artillery

the nearest match with the name + ASC =

Name: John L Cocks
Regiment or Corps: Army Service Corps
Regimental Number: M2/115488

this is on Medal rolls

sorry, but I cannot see anything on Service nor Pension records

Re: Royal Army Service Corps WWI - COCKS

Posted: 6 May 2012 12:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 May 2012 2:59PM GMT
No I thought not, but thanks for looking anyway. I did read somewhere that only about 30% of the ASC records survived, so he's probably one of the rest.
Thanks.
Pam

Re: Royal Army Service Corps WWI - COCKS

Posted: 6 May 2012 12:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 May 2012 3:00PM GMT
yes, regretfully in a fire
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