Chris_Baker, on 31 January 2012 - 06:07 PM, said:
Most ASC men were not attached to battalions or brigades. Was he a horse driver or a motor transport driver?
Fourth Army war diary reports that Nieuport was systematically shelled with mustard during the night 21-22 July 1917, in three half hour bursts, the last of which ended at 3am. 57 officers and 2133 OR of 49th Division alone were admitted to the Corps Main Dressing Station.
Thank you for the information. My man is listed as being with the RASC, 1st DMTCoy (District Mounted Troops). However, the diary states that he served as a motor driver (he was a qualified driver and mechanic before the war and was employed as a car mechanic after the war). His grandson has a note that he was "found in a shop doorway suffering from gas after wandering around the streets." He attended No.15 Stationary Hospital at Zudcotte.