714 AW Company RE

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  1. RobC724

    RobC724 New Member

    I was wondering if anyone might have some information on 714 AW company RE. My wife is looking for information on her grandfather, who was a Sapper named Harold Arthur Taylor. He served in North Africa and he was also at Stobs camp near Hawick in the Scottish Borders. We have done a lot of searching but with little info being found on 714 AW company. There is very little detail on Stobs camp.
    We’d be grateful for any help or info

  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi, Has your wife applied for copy service records yet?

    Do you know if her grandfather served with same unit for the entirety of his service? Often men within the larger Corps were transferred from one unit to another.

    TNA Kew hold this war diary file at least:
    Royal Engineers: 714 Artisan Works Company (RE Art Wks Coy) | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 169/10753 [Middle East]
    Description: Royal Engineers: 714 Artisan Works Company (RE Art Wks Coy)
    Date: 1943 July- Dec.
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  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron


    Try: Homepage - Stobs Military Camp Hawick Scottish Borders and Stobs Camp | Canmore

    Another AW unit was there:
    From: Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion : S

    A somewhat unpredictable source states:
    From: 663 Artisan Works Coy.

    See: Artisan Works coy Royal Engineers and there are multiple threads on them, though not 714. Search using: "Royal engineers" + "Artisan Works" site:ww2talk.com
  4. RobC724

    RobC724 New Member

    Thank you for your response. Very helpful and gives us something to work with

  5. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    From an RE Order of Battle, I found on the internet many years ago.

    714th Gen Cons Coy RE

    Served with BEF 1940.

    Later 714th Artizan Works Coy RE.

    With First Army in Jul and Dec 1942.

    Served in Italy 1943-45.

    Disbanded Sep 1945+.

    Hope this helps

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  6. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Can help post VE Day 8 May 45

    714 Artisan Works Company command 189 CRE (Commander Royal Engineers) Works to 12 May 45
    Kiel area then to Krügerstrasse Lübeck 1 Jun 45 – no further records

    Best of luck with your research

    21st Army Group later British Army of the Rhine (under construction)
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  7. RobC724

    RobC724 New Member

    Thanks very much gmles
  8. RobC724

    RobC724 New Member

    Thank you for the info. Greatly appreciated

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