Home Page

581 (later 402186) Sapper JAMES HENDRY
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

ENLISTMENT(1)

Enlisted as 581 Sapper, 2nd (City of Aberdeen) Field Company, R.E. (Territorial Force) with the Highland Division.

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT(2)

2nd (City of Aberdeen) Field Company, R.E., later redesignated 1/2nd Highland Field Company and then the 401st (Highland) Field Company, R.E. with the 7th Division and 51st (Highland) Division.

ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR(3)

Arrived in France and Flanders on 3 January 1915.

BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS & UNIT LOCATIONS(4)

With the 7th Division:

Battle of Neuve Chapell, 10 to 13 March 1915

Battle of Aubers, 9 May 1915

Battle of Festubert, 15 to 25 May 1915

Battle of Loos, 25 September to 5 October 1915

With the 51st Division:

Battle of Ancre, 13 to 18 November 1916

Battle of Scarpe, 9 to 14 April and 23 to 24 April 1917

Battle of Arleux, 28 to 29 April 1917

Battle of Pilckem, 31 July to 2 August 1917

Battle of Menin Road, 20 to 25 September 1917

Battle of Cambrai, 20 November to 3 December 1917

Battle of St. Quentin, 21 to 23 March 1918

Battle of Baupaume, 24 to 25 March 1918

Battle of Estaires, 9 to 11 April 1918

Battle of Hazebrouck, 12 to 15 April 1918

Battle of Bethune, 18 April 1918

Battle of Tardenois, 20 to 31 July 1918

Battle of Scarpe, 26 to 30 August 1918

Battle of Selle, 17 to 25 October 1918

Disembarked in England for demobilization on 21 February 1919

MEDAL ENTITLEMENTS(3)

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

REFERENCES

  1. Naming on the Victory Medal.
  2. Army Council Instructions (ACI) 2243 Appendix 192, of 1916.
  3. Medal Index Card.
  4. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineers Journal, Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham, Kent, 1925-32.