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Royal Engineers Service Numbers


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Would appreciate any suggestions as to meaning of "WR" as prefix to a service number for the Royal Engineers. West Riding?

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Waterways and Railways.

A man would usually have had a "standard" RE number and then would have been issued with a WR/ Department number in 1918 when these numbers started to be used.

Steve.

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The WR prefix indicates he was a member of a unit in Transportation Troops. This included Railways, Inland Water Transport, Road Construction and Quarrying units. WR pre-fixed numbers were issued in March 1918.

Post his number and I might be able to point you in the right direction.

TR

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