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No ratings or reviews yet. Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books See all. Peterson 7. Save on Non-Fiction Books Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. You may also like. Australian Non-Fiction Books. Australian Fiction Books. Western Fiction Books. Australian History Non-Fiction Books. Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Textbooks. He survived the war having served in France and Belgium finishing as a sergeant. Was hoping you may have records to say what company etc he served with and any hints to get more info.

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You are in great luck most of the queries were receive are not so fortunate. It can make researching a soldier a very frustrating business. You will see that he served throughout with TC after his move to France in mid-June Can you help me with any information about Tunnelling.

My grandad Robert Winfer was a tunneller he died in September Dear Roger, I have emailed you some information plus an offer of the TC war diary. Hi, my father and I always thought, from previous research that his grandfather john vaughan, died serving with the Mons near Ypres.

It has come to light that he ay have been with cpy. Do you know where they were in June , not at hill 60 and not yest to ploegstreet. Dear Nick, I have emailed you tonight with some information that should help. I have almost all of the TC diaries in my collection and have had a look at Tunnelling Company but there is no mention made of any casualty that day. What source are you using with regard to his possible service with TC? His Medal Index Card shows he went overseas on 13 February He was 41 yrs old when joined up.

He was sent to France to th on He wounded several other times during his service. Luckily he survived and so does his service record. My grandmother never knew him or anything about him just his and her mothers namewere on her birth certificate.

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She was brought up in foster care. Would love to see copy of th War Diary if anyone has for period July and till Dec when he was in hospital again at Etaples.

And then th Diary from July when he was again admitted to Hospital and sent back to England. Dear Wayne, I have sent an email with an offer of and TC war diaries. I have just found your excellent website. He was from West Bromwich but enlisted in London in August age 37 by which time he already had a wife and 6 children , giving his occupation as miner. He was discharged at Thetford Command Depot due to ill health in September and so survived the war.

He and his wife went on to have another 5 children. I have his service record from the National Archives via Ancestry. Dear Jo, I have emailed you today to say that I am happy to send you the diary for Tunnelling Company on disc by post for free. Are you still looking for this?

I look forward to hearing from you. My grandfather, James Arthur Atherton, was a coal miner and signed up at the beginning of the war.

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He survived to return to the coal face. He was with the Tunnelling Company and I would very much appreciate a copy of the diary, please. I can send a digitised copy if anyone is interested. I have been researching the th Company on 30th November , my interest is Albert Nightingale who was killed in action.

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The War Diary is really hard to fathom due to handwriting, can anyone help me with what the unit was working on at this time. I have sent you an email with additional information. Visited C. I have sent you the Weekly Progress Reports for this period. You will see the company was employed on maintaining the Potijze — Zonnebeke road.

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This is right in the middle of the Third Ypres Passchendaele battlefield and was subjected to very regular shelling. As the men were working in the open they were in grave danger from shellfire as illustrated in the war diary extracts. Other jobs involved creating dugouts plus the cleaning and reworking of German pillboxes. I was wondering where I could find out more information about his service. Great site.

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Dear Dave, I have sent you an email with details. I am happy to send you a copy of TC war diary after my next visit to Kew. Hi there i have a relation who was in the st tunneling company. He was part of the royal engineers corps. Can you tell me any more info? Dear Lisa, I have sent an email with details for you.

He would have transferred to the RE when in France. Sadly there is no war service record that has survived. It shows additional information, including his birth place, residence and where he enlisted. As he died at Etaples close to Boulogne and, as noted in the SDGW, it is clear he died from wounds rather than being killed in action. As there is nothing noted in the diary and no surviving service record we cannot say when exactly he was wounded.

However, I can tell you that TC were working in the northern part of the Somme battlefield at that time, making dugouts for troops. Thanks again for the info on my grandfather William Jewess who was in the TC. Looking for any info regarding my great uncle, Sapper Alexander Herbert, R. Grateful for any help. Thanks, BFH. Dear Barrie, I have sent an email with details for you. In precis, he served with th Tunnelling Company. It should clearly be th Tunnelling Company.

No casualties among infantry. They are:. Sapper Alexander Herbert. Hello, Great site, very very moving. The family story was that he used to refuse to wear it and get in trouble as there was some controversy with the officer he saved getting a much higher award, and as he was a miner and a cantankerous old bugger!!!! Thanks Lee. I am happy to burn a copy on disc and send it to you. Please send me your postal address. I have had a look through the war diary and cannot see any mention of an incident such s you described above. At this time the Company were working on Vimy Ridge.

I have emailed you the relevant entry in the London Gazette. What a great site! I would like to share what I know of my great grandfather Joseph Henry Kingsland, he was 37 years of age when he volunteered for the Tottenham Coy RE tunnelling Coy, he was working as a navvy digging parts of the London underground he was enlisted as a tunnellers mate May , eventually the Coy were attached to the 33 Division, he was at hill 60 but not sure exactly when?

My great grandfather, William Tabor, served with TC from He initially enlisted in with 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders, Black Watch and I presume transferred in the early days to TC as he was a miner at the outbreak of war in Bowhill, Fife. He survived WW1 and served also in WW2. Any help with directing my studies would be most appreciated. Can you give me any information as to what tunnelling company Sapper Thomas Fitzgerald RE served in?

This ex-miner took the oath on attestation at Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Oct 20th, and was invalided out in March, after being gassed, possibly by a camouflet while serving in the Ypres area. From it you can see he served with TC from 30 Dec until his gassing on 17 February Prior to that he was with the 7th Entrenching Battalion.