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Royal Engineer Company at Newcaslte of Tyne TF (1913)


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I am trying to find what RE Company was at Newcastle on Tyne before the war?

I have an AIF soldier who mentions he served 4 years with this unit but I don't know what its called?

The soldiers AIF file and service history is under ;

Andrew Carriline 1086 11 LHR


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According to the local kelly's directory the Royal Engineer prescence in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1914 was :

Northumbrian Division HQ RE

1st (The Newcastle) Field Company RE

2nd (The Newcastle) Field Company RE

Northumbrian (Newcastle) Divisional Signals Company RE

The location for all these units is given as Barras Bridge which is in the city centre. They were territorial units and part of the Northumbrian Division (50th).

The Tyne Electical Engineers were at Cliffords Fort, North Sheilds about 9 miles from the city centre near the mouth of the Tyne.

I am not aware of any regular army RE units in Newcastle at that time.


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The only regular R.E. unit based in the area was 16th Company, R.E., which was based in North Shields.

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