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Medals to the ASC 4 months 1 week ago #93038

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Excellent work, Sturgy. Many thanks
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Hi Moranthorse1,

It's always a pleasure to assist with your research; I'm glad I was able to help.

This morning I also couldn't find his papers, using my Fold3 subscription, on his surname and regimental number so I tried his regimental number, as surnames can be problamatic, and a keyword search on "Army Service Corp".

This is the link to the search results:

Search Query:
www.fold3.com/search?docQuery= (filters:!((type:place,values:!((label:United+Kingdom,value:rel.62149)))),keywords:%279394,Army+Service+Corp%27)

Attestation Papers:
www.fold3.com/image/413839206?terms=9394...,service,united,corp

Here are the PDF copies; I'm sorry but Fold3 does'nt download them as well as other services.

More to follow........

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Discharge Papers (Page 8 was irrelevant):

There is a very interesting court hearing from 1892

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From his Attestation papers I got his DOB as 1872 and performed the following search in Ancestry:



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I'm convinced that he's the man behind your medal and that there are more photos to be discovered! Good luck with the rest of your research and keep well.

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Excellent research, Sturgy!
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Picture courtesy of C and T Auctions

QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (13884 DR: G.J. LARKHAM A.S.C.);
KSA (2) (13884 CORPL G. LARKHAM A.S.C.);
1914-15 Star (13884 SJT. (A. C.S MJR) G.J. LARKHAM A.S.C.);
British War and Victory Medals, (SS-13884 W.O.CL.2 G.J. LARKHAM A.S.C.);
Defence medal, unnamed as issued.

Described as: Group mounted for wearing on pin back bar. Both Boer War medals and clasps are confirmed on the relevant rolls (No29 Company A.S.C). Great War medals are confirmed on the medal index card. George John Larkham was born in Deal, Kent and attested or service in the Oxfordshire Light Infantry in December 1892 and was discharged by purchase in January 1895. On 13th May 1898 he attested for the Army Service Corps and served through to his discharge on 28th December 1919, having completed almost 22 years which included 6 years and 5 months in South Africa and 3 years and 2 months overseas with the B.E.F. His records do not show any entitlement to any Long Service medal and this may be due to the fact that he was tried by Court Martial in January 1915 due to drunkenness on active service being reduced to the rank of Sergeant. On discharge he gave his intended place of residence as Basingstoke, Hampshire and 1939 he is recorded as being an Army Pensioner in Highclere, Hampshire with the additional responsibility of being an A.R.P. Warden, a responsibility that would have most likely qualified him for the Defence medal. 71 year old George Larkham died in the 2nd quarter of 1944.
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