Christopher Henry HATT, RASC : Service Records help

Discussion in 'RASC' started by mordechaivanunu, May 16, 2020.

  1. Hi I am researching my late fathers (Christopher Henry Hatt) service . In his service record says he was CTBA 15 ITC Posted 9th Training Battalion RASC. Anyone have information regarding 9th Training Battalion RASC? Also in Section A shows 13/42 am I correct in thinking this is week/year?
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  2. Also my mother told me that he had originally volunteered for a guards regiment but that because my sister was due to be born he awaited his call up. Could the 15 Infantry training Regiment meant that he went and then CTBA to the RASC? However the original entry 45/41 has RASC as Unit? Also anyone have info on 44 Division PET COY RASC? Can anyone also shed light on the text seems to say somthing like "Posted to the W.E less att of this boy?
     

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  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    It’s always better for other members to see full service record pages - rather than excerpts -as it helps to inform context and thus helps us to interpret them better for you.

    In answer to a query in your first post - The 13/42 isn’t a date reference. It’s a reference to the entry in his unit Part II Order - number 13 published in 1942.

    Can’t assist re your second post as I don't really understand what you are asking except to say that if he’d joined the “Guards” he would not have gone to an Infantry Training Centre (ITC). He would’ve gone to the Guards Depot at Pirbright.

    Steve
     
  4. Hi Steve sorry if I didn't explain it very well but you managed to decipher it.
     
  5. Hi all have uploaded full service record
     

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  6. Hi again anyone have any information about 44 DIV PET COY RASC?
     
  7. Hi all new to this forum but must say a fabulous resource. Please see attached my father Service record RASC.Any information would be much appreciated
     

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  8. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Have you used the forum search engine for “44 Div(ivision) Petrol Company RASC” or probably a wider return will follow if you search for “Petrol Company RASC”.

    The war diary will be available at U.K. National Archives when it reopens.

    Steve
     
  9. Thanks Steve I will have a look help much appreciated.
     
  10. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Thanks for the uploading the complete service record. The queried text appears to read “Posted to WE (War Establishment) less att (attached (Personnel?) of this Coy (Company)”. It’s rather an imprecise form of words.

    He seems to have gone overseas with 44 Division and following the disbandment of that Division in January 1943 he seems to have been posted to several RASC units. The War Diary of each unit will be available at U.K. National Archives but you may wish to use the forum search engine to see if they have been mentioned previously.

    Steve

    EDIT TO ADD

    OP has also posted the service record here -

    Service Record Christopher Hatt
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
  11. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Threads merged
     
  13. Thanks for your help. Thanks MOD for merging
     
  14. Thanks Steve for help its obvious now you have told me. Thought it was strange language to use as it looked like boy!
     
  15. Question on my Fathers Territorial Army Record of Service Paper under section 6.
    "Do you now belong to, or have you ever served in,
    the Royal Navy, the Army, the Roya Air Force,
    the Royal Marines. the Supplementary Reserve.
    the: Territorial Force or Army the Army
    Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Auxiliary
    Air Force, any Naval Reserve Force, or to any Dominion or Colonial Force? If so state particular: of ALL engagements"
    He has put "No"
    And under section 8 Have you truly stated previous service he has put "Yes"
    Cant imagine why he would do this and also the person counter signing as witness knows him.
    Anyone have any ideas?
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  16. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Presumably he answered Yes in relation to his two 'No' statements. He couldn't really write No.
     
  17. Yeah understand that but weird why he would write no at all in 6.
    Especially when it list it all in his Military History Sheet! Strange just wondered if anyone had come across this before and if there was some know reason behind doing this?
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  18. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Don’t understand the point you are trying to make in this post.

    Have a look at other service files posted in the forum. You’ll likely see the same responses to the questions asked for the reason quoted by Blutto.

    Steve
     

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