2194190 Sapper George Charles Jenkins 17 Field Company RE

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  1. mark abbott

    mark abbott Junior Member

    I have been fortunate to add the medals, photos and ephemera belonging to the above.

    Sadly, George died of wounds 30/31 May 1940. There is a reference to him being buried but clearly after the war, his grave could not be located and he is commemorated on the Dunkirk memorial.

    I will post more later.

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  2. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    From Army Cas Lists 1939-1945 on FMP


    Originally stated as part of 17 Artisan Field Company, later corrected to 17 Field Company.

    From RE Order Of Battle doc I found onlline many moons ago

    17th Field Coy RE Regular; 3 Sep 1939: Aldershot; mobilized 3 Sep 1939 with 1st Infantry Division; relieved 2 Nov 1939 and assigned 3rd Infantry Division.

    Hope this helps

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  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    17 Field Company were with 3rd Infantry Division. It's not one of the RE diaries that I have. Rather than a grave not being found, it's perhaps more likely that he was not identifiable after a reinterment.
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  4. mark abbott

    mark abbott Junior Member

    Rich and Gus thank you for your input.

    I have, thanks to Drew the W D for 17 Field Company for the entire war.
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
    Name: Sapper George Charles Jenkins
    Death Date: 30 May 1940
    Cemetery: Dunkirk Memorial
    Burial or Cremation Place: Dunkirk, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Has Bio?: Y
    Sapper George Charles Jenkins (unknown-1940) -...

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