What exactly were G1098 Stores?

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  1. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Does anyone here know what G1098 stores were please? Was this reference used throughout the army for specific stores or was it initially an RAOC reference? I did a search on Google that said that they were waterproofed items, is that correct? Also found the following on BBC's People's War site which made me think perhaps it was for clothing?


    BBC - WW2 People's War - Robert Hill's War

    After two or three nights bivouacking outside the town we destroyed the G.1098 stores sabotaged any unnecessary machinery and marched in convoy to the port of St. Nazaire. We arrived on the 17th June at ten o'clock, having marched seven miles many of us in new boots taken from the G.1098 before it went up in smoke.

    Thanks.

    Jules.
     
  2. dodgeymike

    dodgeymike Junior Member

    From memory G1098 were like local stores, these were items of equipment that might reasonably be expected to be replaced locally, i.e. Binoculars - watch's - sleeping bags etc
    Items that if lost were replaced by the loser completeing the much loved P1954 form - please take the cost from my pay form.
     
  3. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I don't have a definition to hand but G1098 stores are the list of items which a unit should hold. There are G1098 lists for different types of unit just as there are War Establishment tables. War Establishment tables list personnel, vehicles and weapons. Everything else held by the unit should be on the G1098 list.

    Has any one actually got a G1098?

    Mike
     
  4. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Does anyone here know what G1098 stores were please?

    Thanks.

    Jules.

    This might help
     
  5. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    From memory G1098 were like local stores, these were items of equipment that might reasonably be expected to be replaced locally, i.e. Binoculars - watch's - sleeping bags etc
    Items that if lost were replaced by the loser completeing the much loved P1954 form - please take the cost from my pay form.

    Thank you and welcome to the forum! :)

    Jules.
     
  6. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    I don't have a definition to hand but G1098 stores are the list of items which a unit should hold. There are G1098 lists for different types of unit just as there are War Establishment tables. War Establishment tables list personnel, vehicles and weapons. Everything else held by the unit should be on the G1098 list.

    Has any one actually got a G1098?

    Mike

    That's great thanks very much Mike.

    This might help

    Yes it did :)

    Thanks both for your help.

    Jules.
     
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  7. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    A unit or sub-unit would have an established table of what stores they should hold, this would include such items as spades, shovels, axes etc, also they would have items of controlled stores usually identified with a serial number - the controlled stores would include compasses, binoculars, wrist watches etc which when issued would be signed for. In the case of the loss of a controlled item a Board of Inquiry would be necessary to establish the circumstances of loss and who (usually the soldier) should pay for it.
    A companies G1098 would be the responsibility of the CQMS (Company Quarter Master Sergeant) whose rank could be Sgt, SSgt or WOII, and of course the Company Commander.
     
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  8. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    A unit or sub-unit would have an established table of what stores they should hold, this would include such items as spades, shovels, axes etc, also they would have items of controlled stores usually identified with a serial number - the controlled stores would include compasses, binoculars, wrist watches etc which when issued would be signed for. In the case of the loss of a controlled item a Board of Inquiry would be necessary to establish the circumstances of loss and who (usually the soldier) should pay for it.
    A companies G1098 would be the responsibility of the CQMS (Company Quarter Master Sergeant) whose rank could be Sgt, SSgt or WOII, and of course the Company Commander.

    Thank you - that's very helpful :)
     
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  9. Pete Ashby

    Pete Ashby Junior Member

    I'm looking for some help please to Identify what G1098 stores comprised.

    I'm working with a unit diary covering a period where a new unit is forming up and there are several references to collecting and receiving G1098 stores, When I was in government service we used to order on a H108 form so is G1098 a generic form of general stores issue or is it specific items of kit? Comments and ideas welcomed,
    Thanks
    Pete
     
  10. Pete Ashby

    Pete Ashby Junior Member

    Many thanks that's the answer I've been looking for (sorry should have used the search function first)
    Pete
     
  11. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    As a young BAOR signalman (private) in 1968 took over the troop G1098 store, the corporal in charge finished his 22 years and there was no replacement, so volunteered being sick and tired of sweeping garages and cleaning vehicles, there was everything there the troop required to go on exercise with, including signals equipment, except for weapons, hope this helps
     
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  12. Pete Ashby

    Pete Ashby Junior Member

    Yes it does many thanks, it confirms that G1098 stores comprise all the essential items of kit relevant to the function of that unit
     
  13. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    In 1923, A.F. (Army Form) G.1098 was referred to as the unit's War Equipment Table.
     
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    idler GeneralList Patron

  15. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman New Member

    Army Form General 1098 is a regular units equipment establishment table and details all the equipment the unit should hold to equip its officers and soldiers; it includes webbing, shovels, weapons etc. A territorial unit has an AF G1198 and covers the same. When people say G10 watch it is a watch that the unit is scaled to hold on their AF G1098 scale. The scaling will be usd to justify replacement when a watch is written off.
     
  16. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Osprey Elite 51: World War II Infantry Tactics Squad and Platoon references a Provisional WET for a 1941 British Infantry Battalion but doesn't say where it's from. The Museum of Lancashire is a contender as the author is its curator.
     

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