General Service Wagon

Wagons of this type formed the mainstay of the British Army’s transport equipment during the late 19th Century. They continued in service until just after the First World War when mechanised transport, which had been emerging from the early years of this century, took over. Thousands of the wagon were put into service during the Great War. It was pulled by two, four or six horses.

The GSW in our photographs is a Mark X wagon and is on display at the Royal Logistic Corp Museum at Deepcut. It was used to convey the last body to be buried at Pheasant Wood Cemetery in Fromelles when the cemetery was formally dedicated on July 20th 2010.