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Hi all

I am looking in to the service of a EUTYCHUS EDWIN ROBINSON who was b 1890 and joined the RE at Chatham in 1911. He served in 19th Field Survey Co in 1912. In 1914 he was in 3rd Field Squadron which was - I think - attached to 3rd Cavalry Division.

His MIC says he entered theater on 12 Oct 1914.Service nos; 21583 and 343699. He was made up to Act Cpl during the war.

I am interested to find out;

1. What such a squadrons duties would have been

2. Where they would have entered theater

3. Where I may find any records of their /his activities through the war.

I do know he survived and died many years later. I cannot find his pension docs on Ancestry - nor his MIC either - no surprise.

Any help at all would be so appreciated.



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They carried out the same duties as their dismounted colleagues in the Field Companies did: Field defences, destruction of roads and bridges and bridge building ect.

The squadron has a war diary at the National Archive the reference is:

WO 95/1146 3 Field Squadron Royal Engineers 1914 Sept.- 1919 May

This will give you the day to day record of the squadron.

His MIC is on Ancestry. Note that they have a different spelling of his first name EUTYCHIUS. However , I was able to find it using the spelling in your post. Service records beginning "R" are not on Ancestry yet, so you will have to visit the NA to see if they have survived.


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