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245 Tunnellers Company in 1916

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    Hi everyone, im trying to put together a little history of my family friends father and was wondering if anyone knows any history of 245 T company and where and what they were doing in 1916??

    any information or pointers greatly appreciated!!

    heres the original post about why and who im trying to research:
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/histor...-medal-329112/

    Kind regards
    Ed
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Hi Ed,

    I thought he was in 254 and 251 tunnelers companies?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    sorry yup, I meant 254 t!
    well spotted!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Did you get the info Jim sent you? I posted it in the original thread.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi guys,

    As a co-incidence, the only tunneller VC was in 254 AND came from my home town, William Hackett RE VC (posthumous)

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Quote by jimpy View Post
    Hi guys,

    As a co-incidence, the only tunneller VC was in 254 AND came from my home town, William Hackett RE VC (posthumous)

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy
    Indeed Ian and it is mentioned in the other thread.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Indeed Ian and it is mentioned in the other thread.
    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks mate, I picked up on that AFTER I had posted my reply above.

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    Quote by jimpy View Post
    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks mate, I picked up on that AFTER I had posted my reply above.
    No worries mate and hopefully I did not come over as being a tw#t.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    No worries mate and hopefully I did not come over as being a tw#t.

    I'll let you off, just because your Welch! LOL

    All the best mate.

    Ian D

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    Have a look at the archives at the PRO and get a copy of the unit war diary, that should tell you most of what you want to know that exists in an accessible form.

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