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THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS

From the Collection of Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

[WO1] [WO2] [SSgt] [Sgt] [Cpl] [2Cpl] [LCpl]

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Non-Commissioned Officers
Warrant Officers Class 1

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL
NUMBER

ARMY NUMBER

UNIT/MEDALS

Ball, George Edward
(deceased 19/11/1954)

Company Sergeant Major
(later RSM, East Kent Regiment)

23659

  Served at Halifax, Nova Scotia and with the 31st Fortress Company in South Africa in 1899. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasp [CAPE COLONY], British War Medal, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR) and the Meritorious Service Medal (GVR).

Carter, Francis

Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant

20233

  Served with "B" Troop, Bridging Battalion and "A" Pontoon Troop. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY][TUGELA HEIGHTS][RELIEF OF LADYSMITH].

Davey, James
(deceased in 1911)

Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant

9916

  Served in the 18th Hussars and the Royal Engineers. Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal, Long Serevice and Good Conduct Medal (VR) and the Khedive's Star 1882. He was the father of Captain Ernest Nicholas Davey, DCM, TD, R.A., formerly 1851559 Company Sergeant Major, Royal Engineers.

Firth, John
(deceased, 19/8/2005)

Warrant Officer Class I

 

1870074

Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EIIR).

Foster, Charles William

Regimental Sergeant Major

 

1851936

Served with the 45th and 15th Fortress Companies at Gibraltar, with the Surrey Group Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies and with the 315th and 330th Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies. Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Frankenberg, Rudolph

Superintending Clerk

14060

  Served for a total of 30 years and 8 days with 13 years and 327 days abroad in Cyprus, Malta, and Bermuda. Father of 16073 Sergeant Gerald Frankenberg, M.M., R.E. and Captain Reginald Hastings Hastings (formerly Frankenberg), Royal Irish Regiment.

Hodgson, Frederick Charles

Sergeant Major
(later Captain)

23163

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).

Hutton, Dennis

Sergeant Major

10511

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Mc Gregor, James (M.S.M.)
(deceased, 12/8/1970)

Superintending Clerk

26684

 

Establishment for Engineer Services. Son of 7801 QMS J. Mc Gregor. Entitled to the 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR), and the Meritorious Service Medal (GVR).

Steeds, Frank Edward Regimental Sergeant Major 16792  

Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal with clasps [SUAKIN 1884][EL-TEB- TAMAII], the Khedive's Star and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Stewart, David W. Sergeant Major 6027  

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Williams, A.G. (deceased 12/2/1980)

Warrant Officer Class 1

 

3766798

Formerly The King's Regiment; Palestine, 1945-1948. Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [PALESTINE 1945-48] and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR).

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Warrant Officers Class 2

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL
NUMBER

ARMY NUMBER

UNIT/MEDALS

Baker, Henry

Company QM Sergeant

69126

 

4125 Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment; 35th Division Signal Company. Entitled to British War and Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).
No service papers are available in the Public Record Office.

Baldwin, George

Mechanist Quartermaster Sergeant

27061

  Served with the Royal Engineers Submarine Miners. Father of George Arthur Baldwin, James Alexander Baldwin and Frederick Thomas Baldwin. 

Baldwin, George Arthur (deceased 29/4/1966)

Foreman of Works Quartermaster Sergeant

4213

1850799

Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with mention in despatches, and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Baldwin, James Alexander
(deceased 23/8/1949)

Regimental Sergeant Major

13161

1851693

Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) and Meritorious Service Medal (GVR). Later Captain, Royal Engineers. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Baldwin, Frederick Thomas
(deceased 7/10/1950)

Warrant Officer Class II

15098

1851944

Entitled to the Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). Served in the 9th Field Company, R.E. during the Great War of 1914-1918. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Barter, Alfred John
(deceased 6/12/1950)

Foreman of Works Quartermaster Sergeant

22978

52841

Entitled to the British War Medal and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).

Beaton, James

Quartermaster Sergeant
(served from 1855-1877)

3339

  Surveyor and draughtman. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Brooks, Jacob (M.M.)
(killed in action near Ecoust on 21/3/1918)

Warrant Officer Class 2

490055

 

467th Field Company. Also entitled to the British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Burbidge, Reginald George
(deceased 29 September 1964)

Company Sergeant Major

21409

1852720

Served in the 33rd, 36th and 43rd Fortress Companies. Entitled to the British War Medal and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Burnet, Harry Duncan (M.S.M.)

Company Quartermaster Sergeant

47668

  Postal Section. Served in Italy and France. Also entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Chatfield, Thomas James
(M.S.M.)

Quartermaster Sergeant
(served from 1862-1891)

7318

 

Entitled to the New Zealand Medal, 1865-1866, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Meritorious Service Medal (EVIIR).
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Clark, George(D.C.M.)
(deceased 30 May 1933)

Company Sergeant Major

20559

 

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

Davey, Ernest Nicholas
(D.C.M.)(T.D.)

(deceased 4 Nvember 1976)

Warrant Officer Class 2

12251

1851559

Later Captain, Royal Artillery. Entitled to the Distinguished Conduct Medal (GVR), 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR), Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, and Territorial Decoration (GVIR).

Davey, Frank
(deceased 28 October 1968)

Engineer Clerk Quartermaster Sergeant

 

1850614

Served from 1897 to 1922. Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). He was the brother of Ernest Nicholas Davey.

Davey, Jim
(deceased 9 January 1974)

Engineer Clerk Quartermast Sergeant

15495

1852015

Served from 1906 to 1935. Served in the Great War of 1914-1918. He was the brother of Ernest Nicholas Davey.

Davey, William James

Company Sergeant Major

8218

  Served from 1864-1885. He was the uncle of Captain Ernest Nicholas Davey, DCM, TD, R.A., formerly 1851559 Company Sergeant Major, Royal Engineers.

Dickinson, Herbert

Company QM Sergeant

47958
WR-40006

  Formerly 26699 Sergeant, 107th Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Later, 77th Company, R.E. and Railway Training Centre R.E. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Donmall, Walter Fredrick

Company Sergeant Major

13290

  Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal with clasp [SUAKIN 1885], Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star.

Dunsford, W.G.M.

Company Sergeant Major

16712
(served from 1880 to 1901)

  Father of 107597 (1863227) Sergeant William Morrow Dunsford. Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR) and the Khedive's Star 1882. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Dyett, V.C.G.

Warrant Officer Class 2

 

1864177

Prisoner of war at Stalag 319 during World War 2. Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 [PALESTINE], 1939-45 Star, Africa Star [8th ARMY], Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR)[REGULAR ARMY].

Fairall, C.

Warrant Officer Class 2

70003

  "GG" Cable Section. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.
No service papers are available in the Public Record Office.

Fletcher, George

Troop Quartermaster Sergeant
(served from 1866 to 1887)

8835  

Telegraph Troops. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Freeman, Clifford Copeland
(deceased 28/11/1978)

 Warrant Officer Class 2

 

  1867207

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR).

Freshwater, C.(M.S.M.)(m.i.d.)

Warrant Officer Class 2

19410

1855539

Establishment for Engineer Services. Entitled to the 1914 Star [bar], British War Medal, Victory Medal (m.i.d.), Jubilee Medal (GVR), Coronation Medal (GVIR), Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR), and the Meritorious Service Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Haggertay, H.J.
(m.i.d.)

Warrant Officer Class 2

418

  12th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.
No service papers are available in the Public Record Office.

Hawkins, J.E.H.

Warrant Officer Class 2
(served from 1910 to 1931)

 

1852547

Establishment for Engineer Services. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Hodges, Jack Richard Tom

Company QM Sergeant

 

1862367

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Hoskison, Edward

Foreman of Works Quartermaster Sergeant

23068

  Served in the 36th Fortress Company, with the Establishment for Engineer Services and on the Supernumerary Staff of the Royal Engineers. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).

Jarratt, Frank Adolphus

Quartermaster Sergeant

17513

  Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal with clasp [SUAKIN], Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star 1884-6. Born 6 October 1866. Enlisted as a Bugler. Promoted Superintending Clerk (WO1) on 16 April 1904. Served 21 years and 285 days. No service papers in WO97-3147/5215.
No service papers are available in the Public Record Office.

Jeffries, George

Company Sergeant Major

19529

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Jones, Alfred

Quartermaster Sergeant

9421

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). Medal verified on roll WO102/7, 1/1/1887. No service papers in Public Record Office.

Leggatt, E.J. (m.i.d.)

Company Sergeant Major

532006

 

490th (Home Counties) Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, and Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR).

Long, William W.

Company Sergeant Major

11316

  Served in the 13th, 14th and 16th (Survey) Companies, Royal Engineers. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Luxon, Albert Victor

Quartermaster Sergeant

24727

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).

Mc Gregor, John

Quartermaster Sergeant

7801

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). Father of 26684 WO1 James Mc Gregor, R.E.

Marshall, James
(deceased 15/6/1944)

Company Quartermaster Sergeant

 

1869550

Served with the 551st Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers during World War 2. Buried in the Naples War Cemetery, Grave I.M.18. As a Sapper in 151 Party, "A" Company, Royal Engineers Training Battalion, Marshall won the Bronze Medallion for 4th Best Man in Physical Training.

Martin, F. (M.S.M.)

Mechanist QM Sergeant

23340

  Establishment for Engineer Services. Entitled to the Meritorious Service Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Moore, G.A.

Warrant Officer Class 2

  1863448 Served at the Army Technical School at Chepstow and with the 24th (Fortress) Company, Royal Engineers on Malta. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR).
Nuttall, R.H. Company Sergeant Major 426898  

42nd Division Signal Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR).

Onn, Edmund Thompson

Colour Sergeant

951

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). Father of QMSI Edmund T. Onn, R.E.

Onn, Edmund T.

Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor

10834

 

School of Musketry. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). No service papers available in the Public Record Office. Son of Colour Sergeant E.T. Onn, R.E.

Onn, Henry John

Quartermaster Sergeant

9855

  Entitled to the Egypt Medal 1882 without clasp, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR) and the Khedive's Bronze Star. Son of Colour Sergeant E.T. Onn, R.E.

Onn, John Charles
(deceased 3/12/1914)

Sergeant

11188

  Entitled to the Egypt Medal 1882 with clasp [SUAKIN]. Son of Colour Sergeant E.T. Onn, R.E. Also served as a 2512 Sergeant in the 6th Battalion, The Essex Regiment.

Osborne, E.J.

Quartermaster Sergeant

 

1853302

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY].

Picker, George
(1882-1960)

Company Sergeant Major

474014

2202454

East Riding Fortress Company. Entitled to the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR) with second award bar.

Reddin, Joseph (M.S.M.)
(deceased 1/1/1978)

Quartermaster Sergeant

19956

1852565

Establishment for Engineer Services. Entitled to the 1914 Star and bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., Meritorious Service Medal (GVR), and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

  Rogan, William Edward Quartermaster Sergeant 26839  

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

  Seaton, G. Warrant Officer Class 2 119266  

Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

  Shinnick, E. Warrant Officer Class 2 11019  

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

  Swan, John Company Sergeant Major 25556  

2nd Company. Entitled to the Queen's Sudan Medal 1896, the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Sudan Medal with clasps [THE ATBARA][KHARTOUM].

Trill, Harry (B.E.M.)

Squadron Sergeant Major

1139 (518421)

1043088

Hampshire Fortress Company, R.E. Later, Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Artillery. Entitled to the B.E.M. (EIIR), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)
Waite, Robert H. Quartermaster Sergeant 16250  

Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Walton, John Walter (deceased 23/2/1941) Company Sergeant Major 19311  

Coastal Battalion, R.E. Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Wagstaff, William C. Colour Sergeant 754  

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Watkins, Alfred
(deceased 13/10/1959)
Quartermaster Sergeant   1851219

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Webber, G.H. (M.S.M.)
(deceased 12/3/1967)
Foreman of Works Quartermaster Sergeant 11062 1851378

Entitled to the Meritorious Service Medal (GVR), Haynes Medallion for Field Fortifications (1902), and the Depot Battalion Royal Engineers Football Team Medal, 1906-7.

Whitley, William Phillips
(deceased 21/06/1957)

Company Sergeant Major

20285

1852616

Entitled to the British War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Wiffen, Robert George Edward
(deceased 18/10/1983)

Warrant Officer Class 2

 

1862329

Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with bar [8th Army], Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR). Son of 20941Company Sergeant Major Robert Sydney Wiffen, R.E. Relative of 13113 Corporal Harry John Wiffen, R.E.

Wiffen, Robert Sydney
(deceased 15/12/1955)

Company Sergeant Major

20941

 

Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1854 with clasps [CHIN LUSHAI 1889-90] and [WAZIRISTAN 1894-5] and the LongService and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). Father of 1862329 Warrant Officer Class 2 Robert George Edward Wiffen, R.E. Relative of 13113 Corporal Harry John Wiffen, R.E.

Willis, Edwin Company Sergeant Major 16286  

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).
No service papers available in the Public Record Office.

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Staff Sergeants

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL
NUMBER

ARMY NUMBER

UNIT/MEDALS

Almond, William

Staff Sergeant

18749   Military Engineer Service and 54th Field Company. Entitled to 1914 Star and bar, British War and Victory Medals, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Chard,
Kenneth Thomas

Staff Sergeant

 

1882759

Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal and War Medal. Served in 932 Indian Works Section in Assam.

Davey, Desmond

Staff Sergeant

 

14467090

Served from 1945 to 1967. Entitled to the 1939-45 War Medal, the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [CYPRUS], the General Service Medal 1962 with clasps [RADFAN] and [SOUTH ARABIA], and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EIIR). He is the nephew of Captain Ernest Nicholas Davey, DCM, TD, R.A., formerly 1851559 Company Sergeant Major, Royal Engineers.

Huskisson, James George
(deceased 4/1/1951)

Foreman of Works Staff Sergeant

21935

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Ingle, S.

Staff Sergeant

None

 

Military Engineer Service. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [INDIA].

Lovelock, L.J.

Staff Sergeant

 

24326360

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EIIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY].

Mc Kechnie, J.R.

Staff Sergeant

3645

 

1st Lanark Royal Engineer Volunteers. Entitled to the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).

Pike, H.E.

Staff Sergeant

  128934

1854063

Establishment for Engineer Services. Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR). Formerly 19317 Private, Lincolnshire Regiment.

Pilling, James Tyrer

Foreman of Works Staff Sergeant

145501

  Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Won the Haynes Medal for Field Works while in 278 Party. Served in France and Flanders with the Establishment for Engineer Services.

  Roberts, Gerald
(died at Portsmouth, 13/11/1982)

Staff Sergeant

 

1871429

Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [MALAYA], Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EIIR), Training Brigade Royal Engineers Cross Country Medal, Autumn 1935. Japanese P.O.W. at Singapore.

Stiles, Frank Arthur Harrington

Engineer Clerk Staff Sergeant

16151

  Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps [CAPE COLONY][PAARDEBERG][DRIEFONTEIN][JOHANNESBURG].  Father of 18061 (1852299) Corporal Frank Ernest Harrington Stiles, R.E.

Whiteley, J.

Staff Sergeant

131530

 

234th Field Company; Brother of 59382 Sapper F. Whiteley. Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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Sergeants

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL
NUMBER

ARMY NUMBER

UNIT/MEDALS

Anderson, Horace Frank
(killed in action on the Somme, 11/7/1916)

Sergeant

62650

 

124th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.No service papers are available in the Public Record Office.

Bazley, Harold John (deceased 14/9/1978)

Sergeant

 

7809701

Also 195585 Private, Machine Gun Corps (1918-1921).

Calam, Edward J.
(deceased 28/9/1964)

Sergeant

9633

1850627

Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Cundall, Joseph

Sergeant

 

2041739

Entitled to the 1939-45Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Davies, G.W.

Sergeant

518295

  Hampshire (Southampton) Fortress Company. Awarded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR).

Dawes, R.T.

Sergeant

168201

  Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals for service in the Great War.

Dean, William

Sergeant

312

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). Father of 4258 Sapper George Dean. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Downes, Ernest
(died at Dover 6/9/1935)

Lance Sergeant (served from 1913 to 1934)

23509

1855396

Winner of the Haynes Medallion for Field Fortifications at the School of Military Engineering in 1913. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Dru, A.E.B.

Sergeant

164626

  35th Army Troops Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Dunsford, William Morrow
(died at Rochester, Kent on 25/4/1979)

Sergeant
(served from 1915 to 1936)

107597

1863227

71st Field Company. Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]. Son of 16712Company Sergeant Major W.G.M. Dunsford. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Flanagan, John

Sergeant
(served from 1870 to 1891)

10829

 

11th Field Company. Entitled to the Egypt Medal with clasp [THE NILE 1884-5], the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star, 1884-86. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Foreman, Thomas
(died at Chessington, Surrey on 30/4/1950)

Sergeant

24418

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). Served with the Ordnance Survey on the surveys of England and Ireland.

Foster, Charles William Richard (deceased 7/3/1960)

Sergeant

24411

1852923

Ordnance Survey. Entitled to 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Frankenberg, Gerald (M.M.)

Sergeant

16073

 

Served in the 7th Field Company under Lieutenant John Bagot Glubb. Son of 14060 Superintending Clerk Rudolph Frankenberg, R.E. Entitled to the Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Later Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Grant, James

Sergeant
(served from 1863 to 1884)

7582

 

Awarded the New Zealand Medal (1861-1866) and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Greenslade, George
(deceased 10/12/1872)

Sergeant
(served from 1841 to 1868)

537

  Enlisted in the Royal Sappers and Miners. Served with the Ordnance Survey. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Hampson, Frederick T. (M.M.)
(died in 1950)

Sergeant

158073

  Served in the 257th Tunnelling Company. Entitled to the Military Medal (GVR), British War Medal, Victory Medal with Mention in Despatches.

Haynes, E.

Sergeant

 

  1987156

Entitled to the Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR) with bar [MILITIA].

Haynes, James (deceased 4/1/1949)

Sergeant

18458

  10th Railway Company. Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Hogg, J. (M.S.M.)

Sergeant

WR-254596

  Formerly 13457 Sergeant, The Royal Scots. Later, 279th Company, R.E. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Meritorious Service Medal (GVR).

Holford, G.J.

Sergeant

59506

  93rd Field Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Holland, A.D.

Sergeant

 

4270317

Formerly Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [CYPRUS].

Hounsell, E. (M.M.)

Sergeant

52196

 

79th Field Company. Entitled to the Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Innes, John (M.S.M.)
(killed in action in France, 30/4/1918)

Sergeant

9356 (400177)

 

400th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (GVR), and the Scottish Police Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Jacob, William S.

Sergeant

22828

  8th Railway Company, R.E. and the Egyptian Army. Entitled to the Queen's Sudan Medal, Queen's South Africa Medal, King's South Africa Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR), and the Khedive's Sudan Medal with clasp [KHARTOUM].

Jeffery, T.G.C.

Sergeant

194912

 

Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Jenner, A.C.

Sergeant

 

1859432

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Johnston, John

Sergeant
(served from 1868 to 1889)

9583

  Prior service with the Haddington Artillery Militia. Served in the 35th (Depot) Company, R.E.and 16th (Survey) Company, R.E. on Ordnance Survey duties in England. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Kent, W.G.

Sergeant

 

1852592

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Leslie, Thomas Moulton

Sergeant

26464

  Served with the Ordnance Survey on the survey of England, Wales and Uganda. Also served in the South African War during 1900. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY] [PAARDEBERG][ORANGE FREE STATE] and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Livingstone, T. (died at Gillingham, Kent, 24/1/1936)

Sergeant

17026

  Hong Kong Submarine Miners. Entitled to the Egypt Medal 1882 with clasp [THE NILE 1884-5], the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star 1884-6. Medal verified on roll WO100/64. Attested on 11 June 1881. Civilian trade: mason. No service papers found in WO97-3302 from 1882 to 1900.

Madden, Thomas (D.C.M.)
(died at Killcullen, Ireland, 31/8/1923)

Sergeant

17006

  Served with the 9th Field Company Royal Engineers during the South Africa War of 1899 to 1902. Entitled to the Distinguished Conduct Medal (EVIIR), Egypt 1882 Medal, Queen's South Africa Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR) and Khedive's Star.

Mallows, Frederick James (M.S.M.)

Sergeant

29366

  Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Defence Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (GVR), Imperial Service Medal (GVIR), and National Safety First Association Drivers Medal with bars [1934][1935].

Martin,
Herbert E.

Sergeant

27655

 

Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals. Served in the Royal Engineers Postal Service.

Mitchell, James (killed in action in France, 21/2/1917)

Sergeant

79596

 

257th Tunnelling Company. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Moore, Frederick John Cummings

Sergeant

24643

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Morrison, Donald C.

Sergeant

3945

 

Entitled to the British War Medal and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).

Northeast, William John

Sergeant

22282

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Overend, Thomas (M.S.M.)

Sergeant

6801

 

10th Company. Entitled to the Meritorious Service Medal (VR) and the Abyssinia Medal, 1867-1868

Page, H.

Sergeant

 

22250190

Entitled to the Campaign Service Medal 1962 with clasp [SOUTH ARABIA].

Parnell, James

Sergeant

 

14788036

Served in the 653rd Road Construction Squadron, R.E. during the Second World War and in Palestine.

Pearce, Frank (deceased 22/11/1951)

Sergeant

23136

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Perry, F.

Sergeant

452

  Severn Division Electrical Engineers. Entitled to the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)
Rowley, J.R. Sergeant 135175  

Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Smith, C. Sergeant None  

Entitled to the Afghanistan 1878 Medal.

Underwood, C.W. (M.M.) Sergeant 550277  

520th Field Company. Entitled to the Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

White, H.A. Sergeant 601914  

Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [NORTH WEST PERSIA].

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Corporals

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL
NUMBER

ARMY NUMBER

UNIT/MEDALS

Andrews, George

Corporal

15744

  Royal Engineer Field Park and Depot, and 24th Company. Authorized the South Africa 1879 medal with clasp [1879], Egypt 1882 Medal with clasps [SUAKIN 1885][TOFREK], Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star, 1882.

Beckett, Bartholomew

Corporal

1733

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Brown, Frank E.L.

Corporal

172247

  Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals and the India General Service Medal, 1908-1935. Served in the Royal Engineers Signal Service.

Cave, Percival Charles

Corporal

243837 (WR-554399)   Inland Water Transport. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals. He served in the I.W.T. Dockyards and Shipbuilding Section in Mesopotamia.

Channon, J.

Corporal

11466

  Entitled to the India General Service Medal, 1854 with clasp [JOWAKI 1877-8].

Curr, L.E. (M.M.)
(died of wounds at home, 12/4/1920)

Corporal

40107

 

63rd Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Davey, James Arthur

Corporal

 

1877245

Served from 1939 to 1945 in the Royal Engineers and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence and War Medals. He is the nephew of Captain Ernest Nicholas Davey, DCM, TD, R.A., formerly 1851559 Company Sergeant Major, Royal Engineers.

Davies, Thomas

Corporal

5790 (385790)

 

Royal Monmouthsire Royal Engineers. To France on 30 January 1915. Awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Draper, J.

Corporal

148800

  182nd Tunnelling Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals for service in the Great War.

Flynn, J.

Corporal

 

1042100

Formerly Royal Artillery. Later, 40th (Fortress) Company, R.E.
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Francis, H.C.

Corporal

195013

  "T" Corps Signal Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Fruchtnicht, H.G.

Corporal

25402

  Entitled to the Africa General Service Medal with clasp [SOMALILAND 1902-1904]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Groom, J.G. (D.C.M.)

Corporal

52302

  65th Field Company and 13th Pontoon Park (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Gunton, George

Corporal
(served from 1870 to 1892)

10452

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Hearson, F.

Corporal

 

14464165

Formerly General Service Corps. Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasps [PALESTINE 1945-48][MALAYA].

Henniker, George Mather

Corporal

5020

  Prior service in the Royal Marines. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

Hodgson, R.G.

Corporal

113652

  Special Brigade. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Hunt, William James

Corporal

18098

  Submarine Miners. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

James, N.

Corporal

 

1862203

1st Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Battalion. Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY].

Jenner, Alfred Rolfe

Corporal

27340

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR).  Father of Major Alfred Charles Jenner, R.E.

Knight, F.W.J.

Corporal

24933

 

Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasps [IRAQ][N.W. PERSIA]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Leslie, Frank

Corporal

26464

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Mc Kay, John

Corporal

11178

  Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Mc Leish, William Henry

Corporal

142877

 

Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Martin, C.

Corporal

1286

  1st Middlesex Royal Engineer Volunteers. Entitled to the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Maurice, V.J. (M.M.)

Corporal

51077

 

Signal Sub-Section. Entitled to the Military Medal (GVR).

Mullins, George Edward
(deceased, 26-9-1914)

Corporal

28361

 

Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with clasps [DEFENCE OF KIMBERLEY] [DRIEFONTEIN] and Mayor of Kimberley's Star.

Newport, George William (killed in action near Morval, 27-9-1916)

Corporal

65825

 

126th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Pantling, J.

Corporal

117832

  Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Price, John
(died of wounds in France, 23/9/1916)

Corporal

63631

 

128th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

  Salsbury, John Corporal 5272  

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).

  Savage, C. Corporal 36398  

Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

  Skinner, G. Corporal 236156  

 Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Stiles, Frank Ernest Harrington Corporal 18061 1852299

Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.  Son of 16151 Engineer Clerk Staff Sergeant Frank Arthur Harrington Stiles, Royal Engineers.

  Tully, E.C. Corporal 184  

Entitled to the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (EVIIR).

Walker, R.

Orderly Room Clerk

3792

  1st Durham Royal Engineer Volunteers. Entitled to the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR).
Warner, Arthur George (M.M.) Corporal 75063  

"N" Corps Signal Company. Entitled to the Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Wiffen, Harry John
(killed in action at Mons, 23-8-1914)

Corporal

6929

13113

Entitled to the 1914 Star and bar, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Distant relative of 20941Company Sergeant Major Robert Sydney Wiffen, R.E. and 1862329 Warrant Officer Class 2 Robert George Edward Wiffen, R.E.

Wilkinson, Walter William Corporal 500689   48th Division Signal Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Imperial Service Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

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Lance Corporals and 2nd Corporals

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL
NUMBER

ARMY NUMBER

UNIT/MEDALS

Adams, L. Robinson

2nd Corporal

49523
(WR27595)

  Originally served with the 92nd Field Company and later with the 198th Quarrying Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Aldworth, Arthur
(killed in action inFrance, 11/9/1918)

2nd Corporal

41471  

11th Division Signal Company; brother of 160370 Sapper Frank Aldworth. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Ball, James Herbert

Sapper

348694 (WR-279511)   Formerly 360261 Liverpool Regiment and 127925 Machine Gun Corps. Served in the 10th Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Barlow, Charles Ernest
(died of wounds, 30/6/1915)

2nd Corporal

964  

2nd Home Counties Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Barnicoat, Frederick John (M.S.M.)

Lance Corporal

36058

 

132nd Army Troops Company. Entitled to the British War, Victory Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Also awarded a silver medal by the VI Corps R.E. Football Association.

Booth, John

2nd Corporal
(served from 1858 to 1879)

5198

 

Entitled to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (VR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Collom, H.T.

2nd Corporal

50026

 

96th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Crichton, T.

2nd Corporal

50927

 

103rd Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Erskine, Alexander (M.M.)

Lance Corporal

52489

 

80th Field Company and 157th Field Company. Also entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Fox, W.H.

2nd Corporal

58461

 

Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Glover, Robert
(killed in action on the Somme, 1/7/1916)

2nd Corporal

2012

  416th Field Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Godall, J.E.

2nd Corporal

72069

 

Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Griffiths, W.

2nd Corporal

67204

 

Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Grimshaw, Jonathan (M.M.)

2nd Corporal

229715

 

Later, 95907 Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Artillery. Later, No. 3 Light Railway Operating Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Hanks, L.

2nd Corporal

66974

 

Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Harkin, C.J.N.

Lance Corporal

 

  24795469

Entitled to the Gulf War Medal with clasp [16 JAN TO 28 FEB 1991] with rosette.

Hunter, R.T.

Lance Corporal

2571 (418066)   Lowland Division Signal Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR).

Jackson, Frank Critoph
(killed in action at Hooge, 9/8/1915)

Lance Corporal

1210

  1/1st London Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Keen, Percy Stanley

2nd Corporal

253866

  Enlisted as a Gunner (Regimental Number 34911) in the Royal Field Artillery in 1915 and rose to the rank of Bombardier. Transferred to the Royal Engineers with the rank of 2nd Corporal. He was awarded the Military Medal while serving in the 16th Division Signal Company, R.E. in France and Flanders. The award of his military medal was published in the London Gazette dated 28 August 1918.

Matheson, John T. (M.M.)

2nd Corporal

26707

  3rd Field Squadron. Entitled to the Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Matthew, A.S.

2nd Corporal

65742

 

127th Field Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.

Mitchell, Herbert Richard
(killed in action in France, 22/3/1917)

Lance Corporal

100928

 

89th Field Company. Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Mitchell, James (killed in action in France, 27/3/1918)

Lance Corporal

93968

 

217th Army Troops Company. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Mitchell, James (died in France, 31/10/1918)

2nd Corporal

WR-264819

 

Railway Operating Division. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Oakman, James

Lance Corporal

13496

 

Entitled to the South Africa Medal, 1879. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Page, G.

Lance Corporal

612 (550037)

  520th Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR).(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)
Parker, Sydney Gamlen
(died of wounds in France, 7/6/1918)
Lance Corporal 478705  

81st Field Company. Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Parker, W.N.

2nd Corporal

   

'A' Company, Electrical Engineers. Entitled to the Hopkinson Technical Competition Bronze Medallion (December 1906).

Robson, Henry (killed in action at Messines, 20/6/1917) Lance Corporal 56245  

24th Division Signal Company. Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Taylor, H.P. 2nd Corporal 173153  

Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Tyler, A.M. Lance Corporal    

Awarded the Royal Engineer Training Battalion Medallion for sports competition at Wouldham, Kent in 1922.

Verrent, H. 2nd Corporal 82050  

202nd Field Company. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Wheeler, J. 2nd Corporal 251  

Wessex Divisional Engineers. Entitled to the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (GVR).

Wilde, Percy G. 2nd Corporal 470286  

422nd Field Company. Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Special Constabulary Long Service Medal and Metropolitan Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, 1914.

 

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