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THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS

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

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Officers

Officers of the Royal Engineers during the Victorian period were intelligent men with a keen eye for detail - devoted to their work; meticulous, and perfectionists. They had little interest in the passing glories of war; but rather a compelling urge to do not only what was needed - but what was best. They were irked by negligence and bad planning, but were loyally silent on the manifest failings of their superiors. Their training at Woolwich was designed to produce skillful techicians rather than gallant leaders of men. Dashing cavaliers - the high-spirited young bloods who lived for the hounds, London society, and expensive, raucous evenings of Claret and wagering - were not welcome in the Royal Engineers; and they in turn were generally uninterested in the steady, unglamorous life of the Sapper. From "A Widow-Making War" edited by Howard Whitehouse

 

Baker, Henry Horace

Lieutenant

Baldwin, James Alexander

Captain
(formerly 1851693 Regimental Sergeant Major, Royal Engineers)
Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) and Meritorious Service Medal (GVR). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Beaumont, Frederick Edward Blackett (deceased 20/8/1899)

Colonel

Bonus, Joseph
(deceased 11/6/1926)

Colonel (later Major General)
[Entitled to the Indian Mutiny Medal with clasp [CENTRAL INDIA] and the Afghanistan 1878-1880 Medal with no clasp].

Bradford, John William
(deceased 25/11/1999)

Captain
(formerly 1870203 Warrant Officer Class I, Mechanist Sergeant Major).
[Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]

Bristed, Geoffrey Thornborrow

Captain
Formerly a Trooper in King Edward's Horse. Served in the 3rd Field Squadron, 82nd Field Company and 459th Field Company, Royal Engineers during the Great War of 1914-1918. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d. and General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [IRAQ]. Son of Major Richard Bower Bristed, Royal Engineers.

Bristed, Richard Bower (O.B.E.)

Major
Served in the 2nd Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers and the 701st and 707th Labour Companies, Labour Corps during the Great War of 1914-1918. Entitled to the Order of the British Empire (Military), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Father of Captain Geoffrey Thornborrow Bristed, Royal Engineers.

Browne, James Frankfort Manners (K.C.B) (deceased 6/2/1911)

Lieutenant Colonel (later General Sir James)

Buckley, Thomas (M.C.)

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]

Calder, Charles S.T.

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal]

Cameron, John Ancrum
(deceased 26/8/1996)

Lieutenant Colonel
Served in the Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners. Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908 with clasp [NORTHWEST FRONTIER 1930-31], 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal with m.i.d., and General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [MALAYA] and m.i.d.

Campbell, H.G.

Major
[Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal]

Caparn, Eric Thomas (O.B.E)(M.C.)

Major
[Entitled to the Order of the British Empire, Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal, General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [IRAQ], and the Iraqi Order of Al Rafidhain]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Channing, Leslie Jack Newbery
(deceased 14/7/1995)

Captain
[Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal War Medal, General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [PALESTINE] and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]

Charlton, Herbert Alfred
(deceased 4/12/1984)

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

Clarke, Alexander Ross (C.B., F.R.S., F.R.S.E.)
(deceased 11/2/1914)

Colonel
Served with the Ordnance Survey for 27 years and was the father of the science known as Geodesy.

Coles, Walter

Major
[Entitled to the Afghanistan 1878 Medal, Egypt 1882 Medal with one clasp, and the Khedive's Star]

Constable, Willoughby Verner
(deceased 28/11/1943)

Honorary Colonel
[Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal with clasp [SUAKIN] and the Khedive's Star]

Crookshank, Arthur Alexander

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal]

Daniels, Lindsay Sydney (O.B.E.)

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]

Dean, Henry James
(brother of William George Dean)

Captain
[Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal, King's South Africa Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR)]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Dean, William George
(brother of Henry James Dean)

Captain
[Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal with clasp [THE NILE 1884-5], British War Medal, the LongService and Good Conduct Medal (VR), and the Khedive's Star 188-6]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Delme-Radcliffe, Michael
(deceased 26/11/1945)

Major
[Entitled to the India Geneeral Service Medal, 1936 with clasp [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1937-1939], the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal and War Medal].

Douglas, Quentin
(deceased 3/5/1974)

 Major
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and 1953 Coronation Medal].

Dykes, H.C.

Major
[Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army bar, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, War Medal with m.i.d., and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR)].

Foley, Algernon Campbell
(deceased 14/3/1926)

Colonel
Entitled to the Afghanitan 1878-80 Medal (no bar), Egypt Medal 1882 with bar [GEMAIZAH 1888], Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY] [ORANGE FREE STATE][JOHANNESBURG][DIAMOND HILL][BELFAST], Khedive's Star.

Folkes, William Henry
(deceased 8 October 1943)

Captain
[Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal, King's South Africa Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., Defence Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR), and the Meritorious Service Medal (GVR)]. Formerly 29647 Foreman of Works Quartermaster Sergeant, R.E.

Foot, Stephen Henry (D.S.O.)
(died at Twyford Abbey, Ealing on 24/6/1966)

Major
[Entitled to the Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Ford, J.L. (T.D.)

Major
Entitled to the Territorial Efficiency Decorations (EIIR) with one clasp and dthe Royal Engineers Shooting Medal for Rifle Marksmanship dated 1962). (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Fort, Harold Mellor (T.D.)

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps, seconded to the Royal Engineer.
[Entitled to the British War and Victory Medals and the Territorial Decoration]

Gold-Spilsbury, R.J.

Captain
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Graham, Sir Gerald
(V.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.)
(died at Bideford, Devonshire, 17/12/1899)

Lieutenant General

Greenfield, S.A.

Major
[Entitled to the India General Service Medal 1908-1935 with clasp [North West Frontier 1930-31], 1939-45 Star, War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR)].

Griggs, Ernest Howard

Lieutenant Colonel
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

  Harding, K.

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVIR)]

Harness, Henry Drury

Lieutenant Colonel
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Harper, Sir George Montague
(K.C.B.)(D.S.O.)
(killed in an automobile accident on 15/12/1922)

Lieutenant General

Harrison, F.

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals]

Hodgart, Hugh Maclure (M.C.)
(deceased 9/1/1937)

Major
[Entitled to the Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., Territorial War Medal and Special Constabulary Long Service Medal (GVR)].

Holloway, Reginald Edward (C.B.E.)

Brigadier
[Entitled to the CBE, India General Service Medal 1908 with m.i.d., 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal with m.i.d., General Service Medal 1918, Coronation Medal (EIIR), and India Independence Medal].

Hopkins, N.J.
(m.i.d.)(French Legion of Honour)

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the 1914 Star and bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., Defence Medal and French Legion of Honour]

Hopkyns, D.K.

Major
[Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., and Jubilee Medal 1935]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)


Jenner, Alfred Charles
(deceased 19/5/1985)

Major, formerly 1859432 Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor, R.E.
[entitled to the War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVIR)]

Jervois, William Francis Drummond
(G.C.M.G. C.B.)

Lieutenant General
Colonel Commandant, Royal Engineers

Keast, Sydney Banks
(O.B.E.)(M.C. and bar)(French Croix de Guerre)

(deceased 20/3/1964)


Keast, Una Tomlin
(deceased 4/12/1942

Major
[Entitled to the O.B.E., Military Cross and bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., Jubilee Medal 1935 (GVR), Coronation Medal 1937 (GVIR), 1939-45 War Medal, Defence Medal and French Croix de Guerre]

Nurse, Voluntary Aid Detachment
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Belgian Medal of King Albert, 1914-1918, Jubilee Medal 1935 (GVR) and Coronation Medal 1937 (GVIR)]

Killen, Edward Osborne Rice
(killed in action, Mesopotamia, 15/1/1917)

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the 1915-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

King, Edward Albert

Lieutenant
(formerly 75809 Sapper and 1859465 Warrant Officer Class I)
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, France & Germany Star, War Medal, and Defence Medal]

Kingsnorth, George John

Lieutenant
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Leeves, Arthur Henry

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal]

Legh, Frank Bertram (O.B.E.)(M.C.)(French Legion of Honour)

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the O.B.E., M.C., 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., and French Legion of Honour].

Le Mesurier, Frederick Augustus (C.B.)

Colonel
[Entitled to the C.B., Egypt 1882 Medal with clasp [SUAKIN 1885] and the Khedive's Star 1884-6]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Lister, John William Stephen

Major
[Entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army bar, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, War Medal, General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [MALAYA], and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with bar [REGULAR ARMY]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Lord, Robert Cecil (M.C.)

Captain
[Entitled to the Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Marquis, M.C.

Major
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]

Marsh, Willoughby Digby

Colonel

Marshall, Arthur Law
(deceased 4 April 1977)

2nd Lieutenant
[Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Special Constabulary Long Service Medal]. Commissioned on the General List on 1 January 1918. Served with the Inland Water Transport, R.E. at Basra, Iraq and in India. He relinquished his commission on completion of service on the 31st of January 1919.

Matheson, Sir Donald (K.C.B.)(V.D.) (deceased 6/3/1901)

Colonel
[Entitled to the C.B. (Civil), 1881, the K.C.B. (Civil), 1887, and the Volunteer Decoration (1892)]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Maxwell, John Harley
(deceased 5/9/1892)

Lieutenant Colonel (Later Major General)
[Entitled to the Gwalior Star and Punjab Medal with clasps [MOOLTAN][GOOJERAT]

Menage, Victor Richard Thomas
(deceased 11 July 1952)

 Lieutenant Colonel
[
Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal, War Medal, Jubilee 1953 Medal, Coronation 1937 Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR)]

Merrett, W.H. (T.D.)

Captain
[Entitled to the Territorial Decoration (GVR) and the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR)]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Molony, F.A.

Major
[Entitled to the Egypt 1882 Medal with clasp [SUAKIN 1885], the King's South Africa Medal, and the Khedive's Star 1884-6]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Mulholland, Henry Lyle

Lieutenant
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Napier, Robert Cornelis
(G.C.B., G.C.S.I.)
(died in London on 14/1/1890)

Lieutenant Colonel (Later Field-Marshal Lord Napier of Magdala and Caryington)

Nicholson, Sir William Gustavus 1st Baron of Roundhay (K.C.B.)
(died in London on 13/9/1918)

Captain (Later Field Marshal)
[Entitled to the K.C.B., Afghanistan 1878-80 Medal with three clasps, Egypt 1882 Medal with one clasp, India General Service Medal 1854 with one clasp, India General Service Medal 1895 with 2 clasps, Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with 5 clasps, Khedive's Star, Japanese Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun, and Japanese War Medal 1904-05]

Osterloh, Edward John
(deceased 23/2/1996)

Captain
[Entitled to the General Service Medal 1918 with clasp [PALESTINE], 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with clasp [1st ARMY], France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Prescott, Albert Ernest (D.S.O.)

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Richards, James Foster

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal]

Riddell, C.D. (T.D.)

Lieutenant, R.E. (formerly Private, Cameron Highlanders; later Major, East Lancashire Regiment)
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Territorial Decoration (EIIR)]

Rogers, Henry Schofield (C.M.G.)(D.S.O.)
(deceased 3/8/1955)

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the C.M.G., D.S.O., India General Service Medal 1895, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with m.i.d., 1935 Jubilee Medal, and French Legion of Honour (Chevalier)].

Schafer, Thomas Edward
(deceased 1973)

 Captain
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal, War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) and Meritorious Service Medal (GVIR)

Shakespear, John Henry Childe

Major
[Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal and War Medal]

Smith, Alan George Stewart

Lieutenant
[Entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.].

Smith, George Henry Gould
(M.B.E.)

Major
[Entitled to the M.B.E. (Military), British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Sproull, A.W. (C.B.)

Major, later Major General
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Tanner, J.A.
(C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.)
(deceased 23/7/1917)

Brigadier General

Thomas, George Barnes
(M.S.M.)

Major, formerly Warrant Officer Class 2
[Entitled to the British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Defence Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (GVR), and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVR) with bar [REGULAR ARMY]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Veitch, William Lionel Douglas,
(C.B., C.B.E.)

 Major General
[Entitled to the India General Service Medal1908-25 with clasp [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1930-31] with Mention in Despatches, India General Service Medal 1936-39 with clasp [NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1936-37], Defence Medal, War Medal, Coronation Medal 1953, Pakistan Independence Medal.  He served as the Commandant of the Bengal Sappers and Miners and Engineer-in-Chief of the newly formed army of Pakistan.

Von Donop, Pelham George

Lieutenant Colonel
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Wade, James Molesworth

Lieutenant Colonel
[Entitled to the India General Service Medal, 1854 with clasp [BURMA 1885-7]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Walker, Sir Hubert Edmund, (Kt.)(C.B.E.)

Lieutenant, formerly Sapper, Royal Marine Engineers
[Entitled to the O.B.E. (Civil), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1935 Jubilee Medal and 1937 Coronation Medal]

Waymark, John David

Lieutenant Colonel

Wellesley, Richard Colley

Lieutenant Colonel
(RESEARCH IN PROGRESS)

Whiteford, A.H.

Lieutenant, formerly Private, Queenstown Rifle Volunteers
[Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasp [CAPE COLONY], King's South Africa Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal with m.i.d.]

Wilson, Sir Charles William (K.C.B.)(K.C.M.G.)(F.R.S.)(D.C.L.)
( LL.D.) (M.E.)

Major-General
[Entitled to the K.C.B., K.C.M.G., Egypt 1882 Medal and Khedive's Star]

Woolley, Thomas Golding (T.D.)

Major
[Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal 1939-45 War Medal and Territorial Decoration (GVIR)

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