Topic: AIF - AASC
Australian Army Service Corps
Army Service Corps.
The corps, which by the very nature of its work, is one of the most important units in the Commonwealth, was formed in New South Wales 1891 by the transfer of a half-dozen or so men from the 1st Regiment, now the 1st Australian Infantry Regiment. With its small personnel at that time the duties devolving on the corps were extremely arduous, and, in fact, they covered far more branches of work than could at the present time be legitimately included in its scope. But its usefulness was quickly recognised by the authorities, and within a few years of its establishment it was placed on a far more satisfactory footing.
Citation: Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), Outline