royal engineer graham davies

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by nickyf, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    just inherited my grandfathers war albums and medals.
    my grandfathers name was graham thomas davies of swansea south wales army number 3976135
    He served in the royal engineers 17th feild co 3rd divistion as a sapper
    He landed on sword beach and his unit built a bridge alongside pegasus bridge to transport tanks across
    his brother cyril davies also was in his unit and they landed together
    he was freinds with rawlings shippy and baker
    after the war ended he spent two years in egypt and was awarded with the palestine badge would love some info on what they were doing in egypt. sadly my grandfather and his brother can no longer share any stories with me.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hello Nicky and welcome to the forum. There's quite a few people with a Normandy interest on here so hopefully they'll be able to help you further.

    Any chance you can share some of the pictires you have?

    Do you know what year he joined up?

    Andy
     
  4. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Any chance you could post some pics on here?
    Be nice to see them.
     
  6. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi, get in touch with me. I am a surviving member of Thrid Div Sappers. 17, 246, and 253, with 15th field park.
    I have a bit of info on 17th Fld Coy RE.
    Sapper
     
  7. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  8. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Unfortunately, this might be one of his friends you mentioned....
    Name: BAKER, GEORGE EDWARD. Rank: Sapper
    Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers. Unit Text: 17 Field Coy.
    Age: 32. Date of Death: 12/08/1944. Service No: 2120610
    Additional information: Son of Thomas E. D. and Annie Baker; husband of Marjorie Annie Baker, of North Anston, Yorkshire.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 10. Cemetery: ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY

    If there is a Unit War Diary, his death might be linked to this one, although as they are in different cemeteries, one may have died of wounds incurred earlier.
    Name: BURRAGE, WILLIAM JAMES. Rank: Serjeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers. Unit Text: 17 Field Coy.
    Age: 29. Date of Death: 12/08/1944. Service No: 1870846
    Additional information: Son of William and Aurelia Burrage; husband of Anne May Burrage, of Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XXV. D. 13. Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
     
  9. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have a brief history of 17th fld Co RE from 6th June 1944. until 8th May 1945.
    It describes all the operations that the company took part in. The Vehicle identification was a white 51 on a a blue square background.

    A great company that contributed far above it weight towards the final Victory.

    Sapper.

    PS Denis Stephenson. Bless Him, gave me this copy. He researched the Company. He joined them I believe in Palestine Cheers Stephen.
     
  10. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    my grandfather joined up on 8/1/42 with the welch then he joined the royal engineers on 18/6/42 and finished his duty in 1947 spending time in egypt

    I will get my partner to set up our scanner and I will be able to share some photos to all who are interested
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    my grandfather joined up on 8/1/42 with the welch then he joined the royal engineers on 18/6/42 and finished his duty in 1947 spending time in egypt

    I will get my partner to set up our scanner and I will be able to share some photos to all who are interested

    Looking forward to the pictures.

    I asked when he joined up as I would have been able to help if he was in France during 1940.
     
  12. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    walbeck germany royal engineers 17th field coy 1st platoon
     

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  13. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    my grandfather and one of his best mates
    my grandfather on his own
    baker who was a mate of my grandads
     

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  14. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    taken in germany aug 14th 1945
     

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  15. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    17th feild coy royal engineers
     

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  16. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    will get more put on here
     
  17. HUSSARMAN

    HUSSARMAN Junior Member

    I am looking for information on the 82nd Assault RE around D-Day time onwards please.
    Regards
    David.
    husrollho@yahoo.co.uk
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    will get more put on here

    Great pic's - Keep em coming :)
     
  19. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    a few more pics
     

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  20. nickyf

    nickyf Junior Member

    more re pics last 2 are shippy and rawlings
     

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