|Army Service Corps|
Photo courtesy Pauline Liversley
Photo courtesy Michael Swanwick
Arthur married Myra Hannah Hayes, of Crich, in 1913.
In the 1918 voters list Arthur and Myra Swanwick were recorded as living near the church. Arthur was marked as absent on military service.
The photograph shows him as serving with the Army Service Corps as he has the cap badge and shoulder flash of that regiment. He could have served with the Horse Transport Company; part of the ASC.
He married the sister-in-law (Myra Hannah Hayes) of Albert Williams who married Myra Hayes in 1920. Mira (b. 1896) and Mira Hannah Hayes (b. 1890) were sisters.
Photographs taken by Arthur show he must have served in India during the War. The first ASC units were sent to India in May 1916
After the war the family lived on Dairyhouse Road in Derby. He and Hannah had five boys and two daughters
1918 Voters List
Arthur Swanwick, Near Church, absent on military service.
Medal Roll Index Card
In the medals records for the RASC there is Swanwick A, T/139; NM Div. Train, ASC (TF); disembarked 5/3/15 disembodied 9/2/19.
There is a note T4/243742 FAR/Cpl 1/8/16, T4 ASC Horse Transport
Awarded the 1914-15 Star.
If this is "our man" then he ended his service in the RASC as Farrier Corporal .
Photograph courtesy Pauline Leavesley
Photographs courtesy Paul Swanwick
Arthur took photographs during his time in the Army
Courtesy Tim Flint
RG13 Piece 2718 Folio 67 Page 14
1901: Mill Town End, Cotgrave
|Ethel||Swanwick||daughter||18||Assistant in tobacco shop||Cotgrave|
RG13 Piece 3203 Folio 43 Page 3
1911: Sutherland Road, Derby
|Arthur||Swanwick||brother in law||24||Coachman not domestic||Cotgrave|
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