RASC Service Numbers

Discussion in 'RASC' started by dntetlow, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. dntetlow

    dntetlow Junior Member

    I have someone I am researching as his name appears on the Cricklade War Memorial. I know that his army service number was T/5570616 and that he was a Driver in the RASC. Can anyone help with what the T in front of the Army Service number means and also any other information that can be gleaned from the number itself?:confused:
     
  2. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi
    I`m sure someone will correct me if I`m wrong but I believe the RASC had two prefixes a `S` and a`T` to denote Supply and Transport respectivley.Just to add the number isnt one which was allocated in the RASC `Block` these being 1-294000 .5570616 will be around the Wiltshire Reg allocation? I think ? I have`nt the list to hand but like I said someone will correct me.This lad was MUTLOW, JOSEPH EDWARD died at home son of Charles and Doris Mutlow; husband of Dorothy Mutlow, of Milton, Weston-super-Mare.Buried Weston Super Mare Cemetery Sec. Y. Grave 264. Died 06/02/1943 age 26.


    Verrieres
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I was going to say the same .
    RASC numbers were prefixed S (Supplies), T (Transport), M (Mechanical Transport) or R (Remounts).

    Renumbering of the army in 1920
     
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  4. dntetlow

    dntetlow Junior Member

    OK, thanks that helps a great deal. So from what you say he would have enlisted into the Wiltshire Regiment and at some point later been transferred to the RASC Transport Section?
    I have a copy of his death certificate - he died on 6 February 1943 at the Emergency Hospital, Hothfield, West Ashford, Kent and the cause of death is given as "due to war operations" whatever that might mean!!!! There appears not to have been an inquest. Any ideas anyone?

    One other question - why does the CWGC entry not have a "unit" description?
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  6. Verrieres

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