Help on a Pioneer Service Record

Discussion in 'General' started by cockerjohn, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:32 AM.

  1. cockerjohn

    cockerjohn Junior Member

    Hi All

    Currently Transcribing a Service Record for a Pioneer Soldier who served between the years of 1943 - 1945
    and have come across various Coy's he was in but cant find any information of brief history of what/where the coy's were, the List as Follows

    184 Coy 05/08/1942
    81 Coy 23/02/1944
    219 Coy 24/05/1945
    139 Coy 26/07/1945

    Any help would be most appreciated and Thanks in Advances

    Bry
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Bry

    Often it is easier for others to see what you need if you upload copies of the documents, as misreads do happen

    Possible at random
    139 Coy. | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 171/7315
    Description:
    139 Coy.
    Date: 1945 Jan.- Dec.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    TD
     
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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    The Royal Logistic Corps has a digital archive including the Pioneer Corps War Diaries. A quick check seems to show they hold the Diaries (or it may be a precis of the Diary) for all the Companies you listed. It looks as though the charge is £3.50 per Diary to download.
    Search RPC War Diaries - RLC Digital Archive
    Prices - RLC Digital Archive

    Tim
    Edited. It is a summary of the War Diary but it will be something to get you going.
     
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