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33rd Field Coy. Royal Engineers, war diary

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Can some pal please post a link where I may purchase the war diary of 33rd Field Coy. 
Royal Engineers for the period around April 1915.

 If you can help I would be very grateful.

 Kind regards.

 Tom

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Terry_Reeves

Tom

 

There was no 33 Field Company. There was 33 Fortress Company however based a Cork which was converted to a Base Park Company for Salonika. 

 

TR

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museumtom

Hello Terry. Thanks for your help.

 Its this lad I am interested in and the CWGC states his unit as 33rd Field Company.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/349637/dayman,-/

 

Also SDGW says it is the same unit.

 

First name(s)A.Last nameDaymanService number725RankSpr.RegimentCorps Of Royal EngineersBattalion-Battalion details-ResidenceStoke Hartlands, DevonBirth placeBideford, DevonshireEnlistment placeLondonDeath year1915Death day1Death month4Cause of deathDiedDeath placeHomeTheatre of warHomeSupplementary Notes(33RD FIELD COY., R.E.).CategoryMilitary, armed forces & conflictSubcategoryFirst World WarCollections fromGreat Britain, UK None

Having said that you are correct, its the Cork unit I am interested in-' 33 Fortress Company however based a Cork' is there any unit diaries for them please?

Kind regards.

Tom.

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Terry_Reeves

Tom

 

Alfred Dayman, died at Cork Military Hospital which puts him in 33 Fortress Company. Born Bideford , home address 108 West St, Stoke Harlands, Devon.  Enlisted London. Effects £107 155 10d. Administration granted to Thomas Dayman, blacksmith. 

 

There is no war diary I'm afraid.

 

TR

 

 

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museumtom

Thank you Terry, your help is very much appreciated. I was hoping there was some record for that unit. Are there are diaries or other reference material for the R.E. and RGA in Cork that I may download please?

Kind regards.

Tom.

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Terry_Reeves

Tom

 

Not that I know of.  I can tell you he was a regular army sapper born in 1871 and in the 1911 military census is shown as serving in either Mauritius or South Africa. He was a tailor.

 

TR

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museumtom

Thank you Terry, you are a mine of great information and a gentleman. Would you be aware of any references for Coastal forts in Cork in the NA please?

 Kindest regards.

 Tom.

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Terry_Reeves

Tom

 

There records for Camden Fort and the Cork Defences but non are available for download.

 

TR

 

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museumtom

That is exactly what I am looking for Terry. How may I access them please?

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museumtom

Bummer, thanks anyway Terry, you are a star.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Terry_Reeves
On 28/03/2019 at 15:00, museumtom said:

Bummer, thanks anyway Terry, you are a star.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

Tom

 

A couple of years ago I did some research into coastal batteries in Gibraltar and the UK. Amongst the maps and drawings at TNA was a plan of some barracks in Ireland. There was an annotation saying that copies of plans had been handed to the government of the Irish Republic. It may be then that some of what you are seeking might be in an Irish archive.

 

TR

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museumtom

Y'know something Terry?, you might just be right! I'll do some digging.

 Thanks for all your help.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

As I delve in the far reaches of my fertile mind I remember there are some maps and plans from the British Army in Camden Fort, and some from the Irish Army. I would love to find a diary of what life was life in the fort pre 1939.

 Kind regards.

 Tom;

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