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Sapper 2576 & 496544 No. 226 Field Company R.E.


Mangoman

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The National Archives shows this man as being awarded the Military Medal but as hard as I try I cannot find any reference to him on the London Gazette. I must admit that I find it difficult to find what I am looking for in the London Gazette and I hope that somebody will be able to help me locate when the MM was awarded to Sappers Brooks and why he was awarded this medal. I am attachimng a copy of his MIC that I have obtained from the NA for reference purposes.

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Many thanks for your assistance Bardess. I am researching this man on behalf of his 98 year old daughter. She will be thrilled to bits for the information you have forwarded.

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You may wish to download the war diary (free at the moment) at:https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=226+field+company+WO+95&_sd=&_ed=&_hb=  (Beware, the months are a little out of order).  He is named in a leave list Oct/Nov 1918 in the Nov 1918 pages.  You may find other references although the awards listed well after the war tended to be those for sustained brave effort over a period of time rather than any one single act.

 

Max

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Thank you so much MaxD for the links to the 226 Field Co.RE. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do over the next few days. Really appreciate your help. 

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In case you haven't seen it, his medal card is at the National Archives here:

 

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1508728

 

His first number is his original and the second the new number received when the Territorial Force was renumbered in early 1917.  The latter number shows that he started his service in 475 Field Company in 48 South Midland Division but as his record has not survived, when he went from one to the other we don't know.  475 Coy went to Italy in Nov 1917 for which there is no digitised diary  - up to then is here:  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=475+field+engineers+WO+95&_sd=&_ed=&_hb=

 

That said, most of 226 Coy diary is unusually good at recording the comings and goings of its personnel so if you look closely at the end of month returns you may spot him arriving - as his leave in 1918 is recorded, there is no reason why it shouldn't be.  I would guess it was before Nov 1917.

 

Max

 

 

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Thank you MaxD for your continued contributions and you too Bardess. You have made my research much easier.

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