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Remembered Today:

255 Tunnelling Company RE


andy1400
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A friend at the British Legion asked me if I could find out about there uncle who was in the 255th Tunnelling Coy, RE and was killed on 14/10/1918. His name was Edward Dillow and they would like to have an idea of what his unit was doing at the time of his death.

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Andy

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Hi Andy,

I have no specific info on the 255th but by that stage of the war the tunnellers, basically engineers, were clearing booby traps and land mines, repairing bridges and ensuring water supplies. Obviously, clearing booby traps has its risks but even when building a bridge they would be liable to shelling and possibly machine gun fire.

Hope this helps a little.

Ian

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Thanks very much Ian. I will pass the information on.

Cheers

Andy

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