Original British WWI Army Service Corps Officer's Named Dress Coat

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Dating from World War One (before 1918) this fine jacket is in very good condition and features original Pre-1918 Army Service Corps (ASC) gilt buttons and wonderfully detailed cuff braiding, collar dogs, and officer epaulets. Jones, Chalk & Dawson of London tailor label with handwritten name to interior.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to Shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 24"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17"
Chest width: 16"
Waist width: 17"
Hip width: 21"
Front length: 29"

In December 1888, the Commissariat and Transport Staff and the Commissariat and Transport Corps amalgamated to form a new Army Service Corps, and for the first time officers and other ranks served in a single unified organisation. The War Department Fleet was transferred to the Corps in 1891, and the ASC also absorbed some transport elements of the Royal Engineers. Furthermore, the Corps of Military Staff Clerks was amalgamated into the Supply branch of the ASC in 1893. After it was opened in 1895, Buller Barracks in Aldershot came to be regarded as the corps headquarters.[2]

In 1918, the corps received the "Royal" prefix for its service in the First World War and became the Royal Army Service Corps. It was divided into Transport and Supply Branches.
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