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578th sussex works coy, RE june 1917


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Hi just looking for a bit of information about 578th sussex works coy RE, as i have been helping sort out my nan's house for her and found a Army group photo dated June 1917, nan says all she knows is that a great, great,great grandad is on there. :rolleyes:

thanks sarah

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They were a Territorial Force Unit. who appear to have started their life as 3rd/1st (Sussex)Field Company. They were later renamed 578 Works Company. From 3rd October to 11th November, 1918, they supported the Independent Air Force (RAF). Could you post the name of the relative who appears in the photograph?

They a have a war diary at the National Archive in :

WO 95/123 578 (Sussex) Works Company Royal Engineers 1918 Aug. - 1919 June

TR

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They were a Territorial Force Unit. who appear to have started their life as 3rd/1st (Sussex)Field Company. They were later renamed 578 Works Company. From 3rd October to 11th November, 1918, they supported the Independent Air Force (RAF). Could you post the name of the relative who appears in the photograph?

They a have a war diary at the National Archive in :

WO 95/123 578 (Sussex) Works Company Royal Engineers 1918 Aug. - 1919 June

TR

So does that mean he was from around the sussex area? or just where he would of been based? My nan cant remember much these days she said his name was Henry so it could be Henry Knowles or Henry Burkin. And Thank you :)

Sarah

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So does that mean he was from around the sussex area? or just where he would of been based? My nan cant remember much these days she said his name was Henry so it could be Henry Knowles or Henry Burkin. And Thank you :)

Sarah

I've found out that it was infact Henry Willis, My nans Grandad

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