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1870314 Sapper A. Clementson, Royal Engineers (added 12 March 2000). Sapper Clementson was awarded the Royal Engineers Training Battalion medal for Fieldworks in 166 Party, "A" Company, R.E., circa 1930.

59901 Sapper James Leslie Barnes, Royal Engineers (added 13 March 2000). Sapper Barnes served in the Great War of 1914-1918.

14 Warrant Officer Alfred Drinkwater, Australian Engineers (added 15 March 2000). Drinkwater served from the 1890 to 1926, working his way through the ranks from Sapper to Honorary Major.

299587 Private Peter Boyle, Labour Corps (added 15 March 2000). Peter Boyle served during the Great War of 1914-1918 in the York and Lancaster Regiment, in the Army Service Corps, and finally in the Labour Corps.

WR-504835 Pioneer Herbert Lowry, Royal Engineers (added 23 March 2000). Herbert Lowry served with the Inland Water Transport section of the Royal Engineers.

Lieutenant Colonel George William Towers, D.S.O., O.B.E., Royal Engineers (added 23 March 2000). Lieutenant Colonel Towers served in Burma during World War 2 on surveying duties for Chindit landing zones in Burma.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Bain, Royal Engineers (added 26 March 2000). In addition to the Royal Engineers Electrical Engineer Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Bain served with the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Northern Nigeria Constabulary.

45651 Sergeant William Mc Laren, D.C.M., Royal Engineers (added 27 March 2000). Sergeant Mc Laren was originally from Glasgow. He was assigned to a Royal Engineers signals unit and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1918.

Lieutenant Alan Hockly, Royal Engineers (added 30 March 2000). Lieutenant Hockly was a student at the University of Glasgow prior to the Great War. He served in the ranks with the York and Lancaster Regiment and with the Cameron Highlanders prior to receiving a commission in the Royal Engineers. His service as an officer appears to have spanned from 1916 to 1920.

Major Alexander Rorke, M.C., R.E. (added 11 April 2000). Major Rorke served with the 3rd Division in France in 1915 and later with the 17th Division Signal Company. He was awarded the Military Cross on the 30th of March 1916.

1859630 Sapper Walter George Clapham, R.E. (added 19 April 2000). Sapper Clapham served in the 17th Field Company, Royal Engineers and was killed at Dunkirk on the 30th of May 1940.

Driver Dennis Edward Painter, R.E. (added 19 April 2000). Driver Painter served in the 287th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He was captured at Singapore in 1942 and died in Northern Malaya in 1944.

65902 Sapper Charles Alfred Clark, R.E. (added 23 April 2000). Sapper Clark served in the 128th Field Company, Royal Engineers and was awarded the Croix de Guerre on the 23rd of June 1919.

1917634 Sapper Alfred W. Ludman, R.E. (added 23 April 2000). Sapper Ludman served in the Second World War and was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the Africa Star, the Italy Star, the Defence and War Medals. He was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette number 37575, dated 23-5-1946) for gallant and distinguished service in the Mediterannean Theatre.

Lieutenant Ninian Macdonald Morton, R.E. (added 23 April 2000). Served for a short time during the Great War (probably during 1917 or 1918). Invalided home with trench fever.

Sapper (?) John Taylor Gilbert, C.R.T. (added 23 April 2000). John Taylor Gilbert served in the Great War with the 256th Overseas Railway Construction Battalion and later the 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. For his service he was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Captain John Stuart Michael Dashwood, R.E. (added 30 April 2000). Dashwood was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1939 or 1940. He served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy and was invalided back to Alexandria from Italy, and from there to England where he underwent preparations for the D-Day invasion.

Richard Raikes Dashwood, R.E. (added 30 April 2000). The father of Captain John Stuart Michael Dashwood, R.E., he served in the Royal Engineers during the Great War of 1914-1918.

Major Ivan Hirst, R.E. (added 30 April 2000). Ivan Hirst was instrumental in putting the Volkswagen into mass producation after World War II and getting the car maker's famed Beetle to roll of the assembly line. Died 10 March 2000 in Marsden.

Corporal Charles William Lane, R.E. (added 30 May 2000). Corporal Lane served was originally from Devon and served in the Royal Engineers, circa 1900. He lost one of his eyes while in the Army.

2953 Private B. Mulhearn, Railway Pioneer Regiment (added 30 May 2000). Private Mulhearn served in the South African War (1899-1902) and was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal with clasp [TRANSVAAL].

755 Sapper B. Poole, R.E. (added 30 May 2000). Sapper Poole served in the South African War of 1899 to 1902 and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY][ORANGE FREE STATE][TRANSVAAL][SOUTH AFRICA 1901][SOUTH AFRICA 1902].

Colonel George Muir Oldham, D.S.O., R.E. (added 30 May 2000). Colonel Oldham served in the Great War of 1914-1918 and was awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with mention in despatches. He was also awarded the Ordre du Merite Agricole by the French.

1141554 Sapper A.R. Magenis, R.E. (added 11 June 2000). Originally served in the Royal Artillery and later in the Royal Engineers. He was attached to the U.S. Army for the landing at Omaha Beach and was wounded during the landing. Magenis was discharged in 1946.

Captain J.T. Hines, O.B.E., M.C., R.E. (added 11 June 2000). In addition to the O.B.E. and M.C., Captain Hines was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. He was mentioned in despatches four times for his service during the Great War. He also received the Serbian Order of the White Eagle and the Egyptian Order of the Nile.

Captain Jack Keleher, G.M., R.E. (added 11 June 2000). Jack Keleher served in the ranks and was a Warrant Officer Class II prior to receiving his commission. He served during the Great War of 1914-1918 and was also awarded the British War and Victory Medals. During the Second World War Keleher was awarded the Defence and War Medals. He also was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) and the 1937 Coronation Medal.

Brigadier Eliot Philipse Johnson, C.B. (added 11 June 2000). A Royal Engineer officer, Johnson served in the Chin Looshai campaign of 1889-90, on the Punjab Frontier from 1897-98, and in Somaliland from 1902-1904. He received the Delhi Durbar 1911 medal while serving as the Assistant Commander Royal Engineers at Ishapore, India. During the Great War he was mentioned in despatches three times and received the Roumanian Order of the Star.

Colonel Edward Glennie, R.E. (added 18 June 2000). Edward Glennie was born near Jalapa, Mexico on 13 March 1851. He served in the Royal Engineers from 1871 to 1907 and saw active service with the Bengal Sappers and Miners in the Afghan War of 1878-1880. Glennie died at Hove, Sussex on the 29th of April 1921.

Lieutenant Colonel R.D. Ferguson, R.E. (added 3 July 2000). Lieutenant Colonel Ferguson's son is seeking information about his father's service. Please click here to see available details about Bob Ferguson. If you knew him or served with him, please contact his son Andrew.

50934 Sergeant Patrick Hamill, R.E. (added 23 July 2000). Sergeant Hamill enlisted in September of 1914 and served with the Royal Engineers Signal Service during the Great War of 1914-1918. He was a miner by trade in Jarrow, South Shields, County Durham.

Sergeant Daniel Kaighin, R.E. (added 23 July 2000). Sergeant Kaighin served with the Royal Engineers during the Great War of 1914-1918.

Major H.C. Dykes (formerly 1859187 Sergeant), R.E. (added 15 August 2000). Major Dykes served in the 8th Army in North Africa, in operations in Sicily, Italy and North West Europe during World War 2.

Captain Frederick Charles Hodgson (formerly 23163 Sergeant Major), R.E. Captain Hodgson served in the Royal Engineers from 1888 to 1924. His last known residence was in Worthing, West Sussex.

Major Leslie Jack Newbery Channing (formerly 1868416 Corporal), R.E. Major Channing served at Longmoor, Singapore, Palestine, and in North Africa during the Second World War.

Captain Edward John Osterloh (formerly 1866430 Sergeant), R.E. Served in Palestine and during the Second World War in North Africa and North West Europe.

343424 Pioneer Peter Rowan, R.E. (added 8 October 2000). Served in the Great War of 1914-1918, probably in the Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers.

2128127 Sergeant Robert Rivington, R.E. (added 8 October 2000). Served from 30 October 1940 to 7 December 1945.

Captain Harold J. Smith, R.E. (added 10 December 2000). Served with the Indian Army during World War 2 in Rangoon.

Sapper Charles Hislop, R.E. (added 10 December 2000). Served in the Royal Engineers during World War 2. Took part in the liberation of Holland.

43279 Sergeant Walter Leonard Shortbridge, DCM, MM, R.E. (Added 25 December 2000). Sergeant Shortbridge was from Bedworth, Warwickshire. He served in the 7th and 16th Division Signal Companies during the Great War of 1914-1918 where he won his two medals plus a mention in despatches. His service during the war was in France and Italy between 1915 and 1919. Sergeant Shortbridge died in February 1976.

1855592 Sapper John Price Scott, M.M., R.E. (added 27 January 2002). Sapper Scott was born in 1887 and enlisted in the Royal Engineers on the 17th of July 1903 at Kingston upon Hull. He served during the Great War of 1914-1918 and was awarded the Military Medal.

21986699 Sergeant Henry Walter Collins, R.E. (added 21 March 2004). Sergeant Collins served with 1018 Docks Operating Company and was killed on 17 June 1943 when his troopship was torpedoed off the coast of Tripoli. He is buried in Benghazi Cemetery.

20006 Private Peter Edgar Harrison, 11th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (added 1 March 2008). Private Harrison was taken prisoner while serving on the Western Front.

45206 Sapper George Phillipson, R.E. (added 1 March 2008). Sapper Phillipson served in the 89th Field Company and died of wounds on the 10th of August 1915. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Brigadier Henry Bachtold, R.A.E. (added 26 May 2008). Brigadier Bachtold served in both the First and Second World War and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Order, the Military Cross and four mentions in despatches.

116648 Pioneer Samuel Brizzell, R.E. (added 30 January 2009). Samuel Brizzell was born in Belfast. He served as a Pioneer in the 5th Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers during the Great War. He died on 20 October 1915 at the age of 46 years and is buried in Plot J16 of the Divisional Cemetery at Ypres.

20559 Company Sergeant Major George Clark, DCM, R.E. (added 10 February 2009). Entitled to the Distinguished Conduct Medal (EVIIR), Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [DEFENCE OF KIMBERLEY] [DRIEFONTEIN][WITTEBERGEN], King's South Africa Medal with clasps [SOUTH AFRICA 1901][SOUTH AFRICA 1902][Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR), and the Mayor of Kimberley's Star

Corporal Cyril Frederick Reed, R.E. (added 9 November 2009). Born 1895. Died 1963. Served in the 64th Field Company, Royal Engineers during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.

Major Alan Black, R.E. (added 24 November 2011).  Served in the Dundee Fortress Company.  Killed in action in the Great War.

2nd Lieutenant W.H. Mason, R.E. (added 24 November 2011).   Killed in action in the Great War during a river crossing operation on the Diyalla River on the night of 8/9 March 1917.

Lieutenant Alex A. Laing, R.E. (added 24 November 2011).  Served with the 57th (West Lancashire) Division Engineers.  Killed in action in the Great War.

Lieutenant J.P. Gulson Morley, R.E. (added November 2011). Served in the Special Brigade Royal Engineers and killed in action during the Great War.

1880946 Sapper Gilbert Taylor, R.E. (added February 2012). Served in C Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers with the 1st Airborne Division. Gilbert was from Cardenden, Fife, Scotland. He died at Arnhem on 21 September 1944, aged 24 years.  Information is being sought by his great-niece, Catriona Taylor.