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142704 Sapper GEORGE F.P. ALCORN
Royal Engineers
by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

George Alcorn enlisted in the Royal Engineers for service in the Great War of 1914-1918. He was assigned to "F" Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers, a unit that served with the British VI Corps in the following actions during the war:

The Scarpe: 9 to 14 April 1917
The Scarpe: 23 to 24 April 1917
Arleux: 28-29 April 1917
The Scarpe: 3-4 May 1917
St. Quentin: 21-23 March 1918
Bapaume: 24-25 March 1918
Arras: 28 March 1918
Ancre: 5 April 1918
Albert: 21-23 August 1918
Bapaume: 31 August to 3 September 1918
Havrincourt: 12 September 1918
Pursuit to Mons: 28 September to 11 November 1918
Cambrai: 8-9 October 1918
Selle: 17-25 October 1918
Sambre: 4 November 1918

Sapper Alcorn survived the war. For his service during the war he awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

References
1. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
2. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineer Journal, The Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham, Kent, 1925-1932.

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