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William's War in the Royal Army Service Corp

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:04 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

In 1939, the contributor's father (unnamed) was born. The contributor's grandfather, William Rafferty, served from 1940 until the end of the war. The contributor noted that when his grandfather, William, returned home his father did not know who he was. "Who was the strange man in mother's bed", the contributor said his father must have thought.


Item list and details

Items relating to William Rafferty: 1. War dept driving permit. 2. Record of service 1940-46 3. 61st Division RASC (Royal Army Service Corp). Motorbike? Messenger corp? 4. William was likely a driver (see his Driving License 1939) 5. Soldier's release book 1948 6. Service and pay book. Items relating to the contributor's grandmother, May Rafferty (nee Robinson) 1. Identity card

Person the story/items relate to

William and Mary Rafferty

Person who shared the story/items

James Rafferty

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

The contributor's father and grandmother

Type of submission

Shared at University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh on 25 November 2023.

Record ID

109464 | EDI035