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Percy Garthwaite

Driver Percy Garthwaite, T/158719, Royal Army Service Corps.

Son of George and Eliza Garthwaite, of Dewsbury; husband of Margaret Annie Garthwaite, of Gawthorpe, Ossett.

The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) was a corps of the British Army. It was responsible for land, coastal and lake transport; air despatch; supply of food, water, fuel, and general domestic stores such as clothing, furniture and stationery (but not ammunition and military and technical equipment, which were the responsibility of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps); administration of barracks; the Army Fire Service; and provision of staff clerks to headquarters units.

Percy Garthwaite died on the 7th January 1943, aged 25 years as a result of an accident and is buried at Cons. Sec. H. Grave 7 at Dewsbury Cemetery.


1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site