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Royal Engineers

Categories: Armed Forces, Engineering

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A corps of the British Army. It provides military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces. Known as 'sappers' apparently from the French 'sappe' meaning 'spadework' or 'trench' but it's not in our French dictionary so perhaps it's obsolete. They date back to the time of William the Conqueror.

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Royal Engineers

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Blackfriars sundial

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Alfred Cecil Herring, VC

Alfred Cecil Herring, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 23-24 March 1918, age 29, while serving in the Army Service Corps. "Although surrounded, he counter attacked and retook his position taking many prisoners. His mag...

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
F. T. Pragnell

F. T. Pragnell

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St Albans

Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St Albans

Illegitimate son of Nell Gwynne and Charles II.  Born at his mother's house in Lincoln's Inn Fields.  Served the monarch as a soldier in a number of battles.  Died at Bath. 

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Admiral Sir George Ommanney Willes

Admiral Sir George Ommanney Willes

Born Hampshire, son of a naval officer.  Went to sea aged 15.  Served in: East Indies and China, the Mediterranean.  Participated in the bombardment of Odessa and of Sebastopol.  Died at his home i...

Person, Armed Forces

1 memorial
T. J. Bell

T. J. Bell

Resident of Willesden who volunteered and died in the Anglo Boer War, 1899-1900.

Person, Armed Forces, South Africa

War dead, Other war
1 memorial