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M1-6218 PRIVATE CHARLES JOHN MCWILLIAMS,1ST. AUX: MECHANICAL TRANSPORT COY: ARMY SERVICE CORPS :

1914 Star (M1-6218 Pte. ASC.); British War Medal (M1-6128 Pte. ASC.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (M1-6218 Pte. ASC.) : (CHARLES JOHN MCWILLIAMS - Born at Clerkenwell, London around 1877 and in 1898 was a carman residing at 15 Alfield Street, Clerkenwell : The Census of 1911 records him as an omnibus driver then residing at 44 Usher Road, Bow, East London : He enlisted in 1914 and joined the 90th. Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps, formed in October 1914 as the 1ST. OMNIBUS COMPANY : He served in France from 20 October 1914 with the 1st. Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps attached to 2nd Army and later GHQ. Troops : At the start of the Great War because of a shortage of transport the Army requisitioned and used buses as a means of transport for troops : In July 1917 he was hospitalized for a period of seven days and early in January 1918 whilst then serving with 884th.Mecanical Transport Company was admitted to 5th.Northern General Hospital at Leicester, where he is recorded as having died on 7 January 1918 : He was buried at Islington Cemetery, North London. He was 41years of age at the date of his death.) : Sold with verification, copy CWGC. information and related research : Entitled to the 'Aug-Nov 1914' Clasp for the 1914 Star: Note Regimental Numbers transposed on British War Medal : Scarce Unit GVF - £265