'The Royal Army Service Corps'
Vol.II, by Col R H Beadon CBE psc [reprint currently available from the N & M Press] has a chapter on the Corps in India
ch. XV, pp 457-486
The first ASC units were sent there in May 1916 (arrived June 4th) at a time when it was thought that the Indian equivalent, the Supply and Transport Corps, was not up to scratch "The war in Mesopotamia quickly proved the shortcomings of the organization … for a campaign of this magnitude where the conditions differed from the accustomed ones. It was just after the fall of Kut el Amara that it was decided to send some Army Service Corps units to India."
The ASC Personnel Depot was established at Bangalore 'a year following the advent of the service companies.'
(mid-1917?) This was done by ASC 871 Depot Company and their file at the Nat Archives is WO 95/5390
ps: [original post 20 January 2010 - 01:10 AM]
Sorry I missed this first time
And sorry that I have no info on the Sappers in Bangalore
Edited by michaeldr, 16 September 2011 - 10:08 AM.