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Serviceman Minchin was serving with the 5th Provisional Brigade Train Army Service Corps when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 9 February 1917.  He wrote in the visitors’ book “your kindness much appreciated, please accept my grateful thanks’.         

We have been unable to trace serviceman Minchin, even reading his signature is difficult, is his initial J or I?  His entry reveals he was serving with the Army Service Corps but not his rank and that he was part of the 5th Provisional Brigade Train based in Lowestoft in February 1917.  From this we think that he may have been in the 837th Company Army Service Corps.

Is your name Minchin?  Please get in touch if you can help us to identify this soldier.

“Each army division had responsibility and control over their own transport, the Divisional Train.  The trains were the workhorse of the division carrying stores and supplies needing just over 400 men, 378 horses, carts, wagons and bicycles.  In all, there were 364 ASC Companies of this type.”


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