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Charles Fredrick Saunders, R.E.

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chtilulu

Hello,

 

The sapper Charles Fredrick Saunders is buried in La Gorgue communal Cemetery (France - Nord) https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/540850/saunders,-charles-fredrick/

 

According to information from C.W.G.C., he was in the 139th Field company.

 

Did this company really exist? Because I can not find anything wrong...

 

Thank you for your help...

 

Best regards

 

Loïc

 

This cemetery is interessing, concerning the royal engineers because there are Special company, Tunnelling company, Water transport, and also R.T. section (What is it?)

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Terry_Reeves

chtilulu

 

The unit was 139 Army Troops Company. They have a war diary which can be downloaded for a small fee here:

 

http://tinyurl.com/ycz9yp9t

 

RT stands for Railway Transport.

 

TR

 

 

 

 

Edited by Terry_Reeves

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clk

Hi Loïc,

 

1 hour ago, chtilulu said:

...and also R.T. section (What is it?)

 

From what I've seen there are only a couple of records for 250391 William Meakin.They say that he was accidentally killed  on 11th December 1917 whilst serving with a Railway Transportation Section, Royal Engineers.

 

I'm sorry, but I don't know what kind of duties he would have had.

 

Regards

Chris

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chtilulu

Hi,

 

Terry, Chris, thank you for your help! also, thank you for the link, I will be able to find answers without disturbing you! Because I find it difficult to find units that were directly dependent on armies.

 

Thank you for the signification of "R.T. section" ! :-)

 

Best regards

 

 

Loïc

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