Canadian Expeditionary Force (11) Canadian Army Service Corps

Canadian Army Service Corps

(Fredericton Region Museum Collection, Author Photo)

Canadian Army Service Corps

The main duties of the Canadian Army Service Corps (CASC) in France with the CEF centered on the transport and supply of food, forage, ammunition, equipment, clothing and engineering material and stores. Corps personnel also repaired motor vehicles and each division had an ambulance repair workshop. In England, the CASC was also responsible for feeding the troops.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397955)

German transport wagon captured by Canadians, Oct 1918.

Canadian Corps Supply Column

Organized at Houdain in February 1917 under the command of Major E. M. Harris. Disbanded 15 April 1918: personnel absorbed by Canadian Corps Troops Mechanical Transport Company and by Nos. 2 and 3 Canadian Divisional Mechanical Transport Companies.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3404747)

 Canadian Corps Headquarters, group of Light Car Drivers, August, 1916.

           Corps Motor Transport Company

                       1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Motor Transport Companies

Engineers Motor Transport Company

                       Motor Machine Gun Motor Transport Company

                       5th Divisional Artillery Motor Transport Company

           5th Divisional Train Detachment

Organized at Witley in January 1917 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Dean. Personnel from No. 3 Depot Canadian Army Service Corps. Detachment under the command of Captain G. M. Cooper. Arrived in France 21 August 1917 and served with 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery, 13th Brigade. Remainder disbanded 7 March 1918 and personnel transferred to Canadian Army Service Corps Depot.

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520946)

1st Divisional Train, Canadian Army Service Corps. The unit is shown here with transport wagons in July 1916.

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