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83rd Field Company
Royal Engineers

Major Headquarters

Locations

Dates

Home Service, 1914-1915

 

Formed at Chatham

Sep 1914

 

Witley, Surrey

Feb 1915

 

Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire

Apr 1914

 

Amesbury, Wiltshire

20 Jul 1915

20th Division

Larkhill, Wiltshire

22 Jul 1915

France and Flanders, 1915-1919

20th Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1919

Lumbres, France

25 Jul 1915

St. Omer

26 Jul 1915

Boisdinghem

27 Jul 1915

Pradelles

29 Jul 1915

Oultersteene

30-31 Jul 1915

Merris

1 Aug 1915

Bac St. Maur

10 Aug 1915

Laventie

27 Aug 1 Sep 1915

Near Chapigny Farm

25 Sep 1915

Laventie

26 Sep -1 Nov 1915

Bac St. Maur

21 Nov 1 Dec 1915

Bernafay Wood

16 Dec 1915

Bac St. Maur

1 Jan 1916

Steenbecque

12 Jan 1916

The Ypres Salient

St. Sylvestre Cappel

Watou

Elverdinghe

Winnezeele

Calais

Ledringhem

Winnezeele

Vlamertinghe

22 Jan 1916 1 Jul 1916

1 Feb 1916

6 Feb 1916

11 Feb 1 Mar 1916

26 Apr 1916

27 Apr 1 May 1916

10 May 1916

16 May 1916

19 May 1916

Battle of Ypres

20 May 1 Jul 1916

Battle of Mount Sorrel

2-13 Jun 1916

Battle of Delville Wood

Vlamertinghe

Houtkerque

Berthem

Neuve Eglise

Dranoutre

St. Jan Cappel

Courcelles

Amplier

St. Hilaire

Ville Sur Ancre

Meaulte

Carnoy

15 Jul 3 Sep 1916

16 Jul 1916

17 Jul 1916

19 Jul 1916

20 Jul 1916

21 Jul 1916

22 Jul 1916

31 Jul 1916

16 Aug 1916

18 Aug 1916

20 Aug 1916

22 Aug 1916

22-31 Aug 1916

Battle of Guillemont

3-6 Sep 1916

Bray

7 Sep 1916

Vaux Sur Somme

9-10 Sep 1916

Meaulte

12 Sep 1916

Battle of Flers-Courcelette

Bois De Talus

Bernafay Wood

Guillemont

Bernafay Wood

Citadelle

Albert

15-22 Sep 1916

15 Sep 1916

17 Sep 1916

18 Sep 1916

19 Sep 1919

20 Sep 1916

22 Sep 1916

Treux

23 Sep 1916

Battle of Morval

Trones Wood

25-28 Sep 1916

27-28 Sep 1916

Longueval

30 Sep 1 Oct 1916

Battle of Le Transloy

Sand Pits

Daours

1-18 Oct 1916

10 Oct 1916

16 Oct 1916

Citadel

19 Oct 1916

Craters

20-30 Oct 1916

Corbie

15-30 Nov 1916

Treux

10 Dec 1916

Trones Woods

11 Dec 1916

Craters

31 Dec 1916

Bronfay

1 Jan 1917

Wedge Wood

3 Jan 1917

Meaulte

28 Jan 1917

Heilly

29 Jan 1917

Metz En Coutre

1 May 1917

Dessart Wood

13 May 1917

Vraucourt

30 May 1917

Achiet Le Petit

30 Jun 1917

Camaples

1 Jul 1917

Camaples and Halloy-Les- Pernois

2 Jul 1917

Tirancourt

9 Jul 1917

Battle of Pilckem

Boesinghe

31 Jul 2 Aug 1917

31 Jul 1917

Battle of Langemarck

16-18 Aug 1917

White Hope Corner

1 Sep 1917

Canal Bank, nr Causeway

10 Sep 1917

Battle of Menin Road

20-25 Sep 1917

Battle of Polygon Wood

Salem Camp

26 Sep 3 Oct 1917

30 Sep 1917

Battle of Cambrai

Viller Plouich, nr Lens

Sorel

20 Nov 3 Dec 1917

30 Nov 1917

2 Dec 1917

Varennes

4 Dec 1917

Gournay

7 Dec 1917

Hazebrouck

9 Dec 1917

Le Crocquet

14 Dec 1917

Farm nr Kemmel

17 Dec 1917

Jackdaw Tunnels

17 Dec 1917 27 Jan 1918

Kroisstratt, nr Dickebusch Street

31 Jan 1918

Racquinghem

16 Feb 1918

Ercheu nr Amiens

22 Feb 1 Mar 1918

Sommette

3 Mar 1918

Eaucourt

4 Mar 1918

Battle of St. Quentin

21-23 Mar 1918

St. Sulpice

22 Mar 1918

Bacancourt

24 Mar 1918

Rethonvillers

25 Mar 1918

Battle of Rosieres

26-27 Mar 1918

Hangest En Santerre

27 Mar 1918

Domart-Sur-Luce

28 Mar 1918

Boves

30-31 Mar 1918

Beauchamps

13 Apr 1918

Abbeville

18 Apr 1918

Gauchin-Le-Gal nr Lens

21 Apr 1 May 1918

Carency-Souchez Road

2 May 1918

Malon Camp, Carency-Souchez Road

1-22 Jul 1918

La Folie Wood

1 Aug 1918

Malon Camp, nr Souchez

1 Sep 1918

Pursuit to Mons

28 Sep -11 Nov 1918

La Folie Wood

1 Oct 1918

Estree Cauchie

6 Oct 1918

Cambrai

30 Oct 1918

Famechon

2 Dec 1918 1 Feb 1919

 

REFERENCE:

  1. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineers Journal. The Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham, Kent, 1925-1932.
  2. War Diary of the 83rd Field Company, Royal Engineers.

NOTES:

  1. Battle Honours are shown in bold type. Locations of the company are shown in plain type except where the location coincides with a battle.
  2. Place names in English are names given to geographic locations by the British. The History of the 20th Division should be consulted to determine these locations from battle maps.