Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:16 AM
I'm looking for anything I can find on the activities of the Army Ordnance Corps in the Russian Intervention of 1918-1920. And not making much progress!
The sort of thing I'm after is how many AOC men were involved, units they were with, where they were stationed and any susequent movements, when they returned home, and so on and so forth.
One of 'my men' received a White Russian award (Medal for Zeal on the ribbon of St. Stanislaus). I believe that he was in the regular army and continued to serve after the war, and so his records will still be with the Ministry of Defence and unfortunately I do not qualify under the kinship test to have access them. His name was Albert Victor Watsham. I am hoping that if I can find out more about the AOC in the Intervention that I can put his service into some sort of perspective.
He served first in Egypt, then France and then (I assume) in Russia. He was awarded the BEM, MSM, 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM, as well as the Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives (en argent) by the French government, and the White Russian award as above. I have his Medal Index Card and various Gazette entries. One (21 Nov 1939) refers to his appointment as Lieutenant (O.E.O 3rd Class) with the RAOC. No service record, pension record or anything else.
All help most gratefully received.