Private Reginald Sparkes, Reg No. 514410, No. 2 C.A.S.C. Service Company

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Private Reginald Sparkes, Reg No. 514410, No. 2 C.A.S.C. Service Company

Post by Phil » Wed May 02, 2018 12:16 pm

Looking for more info on duties of No. 2 C.A.S.C. in Canada from 1917 through to 1920. I've read Wait for the Waggon: The Story of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, but it doesn't contain much at all about duties in Canada. Anecdotal family history tells me he was a motorcycle dispatch rider.

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May 21, 1917 - Toronto, Enlisted, No. 2 C.A.S.C.

May 15, 1918 - Transferred to Ottawa O.S. (Overseas) Depot C.A.S.C.

Jun. 28, 1918 - Niagara Camp, Medical Inspection (1) Varicocele with evidence of phlebitis (2) Left inguinal hernia incomplete

Mar. 31, 1920 - DISCHARGED AND S.O.S. PART 11, O.S. (Overseas) A.S.C. (Army Service Corp) T.D. (Training Depot)
Mar. 31, 1920 - Toronto, Rank Private, Discharged, Demobilization, Unit No. 2 C.A.S.C. Service Company

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Re: Private Reginald Sparkes, Reg No. 514410, No. 2 C.A.S.C. Service Company

Post by Temujin » Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm

In general, the duties of the Canadian Army Service Corps in WW1 were:

Canadian Army Service Corps Introduction The main duties of the Canadian Army Service Corps (CASC) in France centered on the transport and supply of food, forage, ammunition, equipment, clothing and engineering material and stores. Corps personnel also repaired motor vehicles and each division had an ambulance repair workshop. In England, the CASC were also responsible for feeding the troops.

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Re: Private Reginald Sparkes, Reg No. 514410, No. 2 C.A.S.C. Service Company

Post by Phil » Wed May 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Temujin wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm
In general, the duties of the Canadian Army Service Corps in WW1 were:

Canadian Army Service Corps Introduction The main duties of the Canadian Army Service Corps (CASC) in France centered on the transport and supply of food, forage, ammunition, equipment, clothing and engineering material and stores. Corps personnel also repaired motor vehicles and each division had an ambulance repair workshop. In England, the CASC were also responsible for feeding the troops.
Yeah, I've read similar, I guess I was curious to see if there were any descriptions of individual duties and roles, or daily orders. For instance what would a motorcycle dispatch, if that's indeed what he was doing, be doing in Ontario for No. 2 C.A.S.C. at the time. I realize there may not be such granularity available, just thought I'd throw it out here in case someone has a lead on information.
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