These were issued for WWI service.
TS- 10200 CPL. C. Beckett A.S.C.
The man served in the Horse Transport section of the ASC. The prefixes A(HT), B(HT), T1(SR), T2(SR), TS and T1 to T4 are also often seen. A(HT) and B(HT) mean that the mad had enlisted into the ASC’s Special Reserve. T1 and T2(SR) had also enlisted on Special Reserve terms but for service with a unit of the New Armies. TS means that the man was specially enlisted for his trade: in other words, he came from civilian employment in a trade that was of direct value to work in the Horse Transport: he may have been a shoesmith, for example.T1 to T4 mean that the man was enlisted into the first to fourth New Army depending on the number after the T. Original ribbon.
Minor edge knocks on rim.