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ddycher

Can anyone help fill in some background here ? As a sub-set of the Indian Army I am just starting to look at this.

 

Regards

Dave

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JulianR

Possibly your best bet is the various books by Lt-Col Edward Warren Caulfield Sandes, R.E. in particular The Engineer in India, I think a reprint is available through Naval and Military Press. There is also the Military Engineer in India.  Sandes wrote extensively about the various Sapper units in India, and the Indian Sappers and Miners.

 

Usually R.E officers seconded to the Public Works Department, I think.  

 

The History of the Corps of Royal Engineers will make reference, although a quick look at the index to Vol 4 refers to his Military Engineer in India.  It is available on CD from the Sappers Institution at Chatham.

 

Julian

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ddycher

Many thanks Julian. I have located a copy and going through it now. 
 

regards

Dave

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Terry_Reeves

Dave

 

MWS was responsible for the maintenance etc.  of the military estate, barracks and so forth.

 

TR

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charlie962

fibis wiki (as usual) has useful info here. No dount Maureen will be along shortly to expand on this ?

 

Charlie

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Terry_Reeves

Whilst the PWD had numerous military officers attached to them, their responsibilities were different from the Military Works Service. The PWD looked after Indian civil infrastructure as the title suggests. MWS looked after the military estate per my post above.

 

 

 

TR

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charlie962
On 15/11/2019 at 20:27, JulianR said:

There is also the Military Engineer in India

From Sandes (free download available via the Fibis link above and then the RE online link;

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ddycher

Many thanks everyone. Exactly what I was looking for. 
 

regards

Dave

 

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