Royal Engineers, Dunkirk Help?

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by connie, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. connie

    connie Junior Member

    Hi

    I am trying to research my Grandfather who served in World war 2, Royal Engineers. I have what I think is he's Army number: SAPPER 1890823.
    Can anyone help me finding out more information?

    Any information would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hello Connie and welcome to the forum.
    Have you any photos you could post of your grandfather?
    I am sure others will be along soon to offer advice.

    Lesley
     
  3. CL1

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

  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Hi Connie and welcome.
    Clive (CL1) has provided the link to apply for his service record, which is the first step. It may take up to a year to arrive though.
    In the meantime do you have any other information that might help? I see Lesley has already suggested posting any photos you may have. There is a lot of interest in Dunkirk units here so anything else you can provide will be useful.
     
  5. connie

    connie Junior Member

    We did have a photo with him in he's uniform wearing a garrison hat. It looked like an professional photo. He was stood in front of what looked like draped curtains as if it was in a photo studio. But sadly my Grandmother recently passed away and we have not been able to find the photo?
    We know he served from 1939-1945 and we think at 1 point he was a lance corporal.
    My father thinks he's title/position was taken away from him as punishment for fighting?

    Any help would be much appreciated
     
  6. connie

    connie Junior Member

    Sorry He's name Albert Walters
     
  7. connie

    connie Junior Member

    I have just found out my dad has his replacement medals and papers.
    One paper states the follow:

    Army Record Centre
    Bourne Avenue
    Hays Middlesex.

    In any reply please quote this no: 64/7141arc

    Royal engineers, embodied territorial. Army No. 1890823

    An act of gallantry is recorded for rescuing conrads from a crater caused by enemy Ariel activity at the bridge on the 19-8-1940.
     
  8. connie

    connie Junior Member

    Hi CL1

    That is strange as the paperwork from the Army record centre lists below?

    Army Record Centre
    Bourne Avenue
    Hays Middlesex.

    In any reply please quote this no: 64/7141arc

    Royal engineers, embodied territorial. Army No. 1890823

    An act of gallantry is recorded for rescuing conrads from a crater caused by enemy Ariel activity at the bridge on the 19-8-1940.
     
  9. CL1

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

    Hello Connie I replied to your VM

    regards
    Clive
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    As mentioned you need to apply for his service records to identify what unit he was with. With this info you will know what unit diaries to check.

    How do you know he was at Dunkirk?
     
  11. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum Connie - enjoy!

    Nothing to add to what Clive and others have said, you really need his service records.

    However, your grandfather's service number is definitely from the Royal Engineers block of numbers.

    Best,

    Steve.
     
  12. connie

    connie Junior Member

    Thanks for the info steve
     
  13. connie

    connie Junior Member

    thank you
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Find out the unit and I'll tell you what he did - I nearly have all of the BEF Royal Engineers war diaries.
     

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