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leigh kitchen 20-05-20 01:16 PM

Possibly (but by no means certainly):

First Name:
Henry
Surname:
Cornick
Rank:
Driver
Service Number:
148354
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery

Archive Reference:
WO 372/5/29855
(Can be found at The National Archives in Kew, and contains First World War, War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index)

Collection:
Nominal index of all service personnel serving in a theatre of war 1914-1919

Toby Purcell 20-05-20 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by leigh kitchen (Post 510179)
A normal chinstrap that's been loosened (I was misinterpreting "split" as meaning "slit").

Yes, that’s what I’d meant, the double layered part loosened and divided. You will probably know that some men actually did slit and then plait the strap before passing it back through the brass adjuster. The securing the badge in place fashion seems to me to have been a bit of an ‘old sweat’ thing. It’s often seen in informal photos, but would have sent most sergeant majors apoplectic on parade. For some reason it’s seen quite a lot on ASC men and was derided by the smarter regiments, Guards, etc. as like a b****y “tram driver”.

Tony Davies 23-05-20 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leigh kitchen (Post 510184)
Possibly (but by no means certainly):

First Name:
Henry
Surname:
Cornick
Rank:
Driver
Service Number:
148354
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery

Archive Reference:
WO 372/5/29855
(Can be found at The National Archives in Kew, and contains First World War, War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index)

Collection:
Nominal index of all service personnel serving in a theatre of war 1914-1919

Thank you for that information.
I will start the research next week on the additional I formation.
Tony

Hoot 24-05-20 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toby Purcell (Post 510203)
Yes, that’s what I’d meant, the double layered part loosened and divided. You will probably know that some men actually did slit and then plait the strap before passing it back through the brass adjuster. The securing the badge in place fashion seems to me to have been a bit of an ‘old sweat’ thing. It’s often seen in informal photos, but would have sent most sergeant majors apoplectic on parade. For some reason it’s seen quite a lot on ASC men and was derided by the smarter regiments, Guards, etc. as like a b****y “tram driver”.

I would imagine a fair number of those Great War ASC men were actually ex-tram drivers.:)

Toby Purcell 24-05-20 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Hoot (Post 510598)
I would imagine a fair number of those Great War ASC men were actually ex-tram drivers.:)

Yes, I think that’s what was being implied Hoot. Even females attached to the ASC.

Hoot 25-05-20 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toby Purcell (Post 510680)
Yes, I think that’s what was being implied Hoot. Even females attached to the ASC.

I believe those girls in the photo served as ambulance drivers at the military hospital on Cannock Chase. The one badged as RE was probably attached to the military railway in the same location.

Toby Purcell 25-05-20 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoot (Post 510697)
I believe those girls in the photo served as ambulance drivers at the military hospital on Cannock Chase. The one badged as RE was probably attached to the military railway in the same location.

That sounds eminently feasible, Hoot.


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