Roll of Honour Railway Transportation Units of the Corps of Royal Engineers World War 2

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Address:

The Engine House

Station Road

Highley

WV16 6NZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Displayed in the Engine Shed Museum at SVR Highley and only accessible by paying entrance fee to museum. This is a large handwritten list that gives rank, name, service details and where buried of those who died while serving in Royal Engineers Railway Transportation Units during the Second World War. They include Lieutenant Colonel Sir Nigel Gresley CBE who was considered to be still a member of the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps of the Royal Engineers when he died on the 5th, April 1941. The gallant sacrifice of the men of the Royal Engineers Railway Transportation units who lost their lives in the War and its immediate aftermath is further commemorated by this Roll of Honour recording the names of 354 Railway Sapper casualties,which has been compiled from information held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This was dedicated by Lieutenant/General Sir Scott Grant, KCB, Chief Royal Engineer, on 3rd November 2002 at a service at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway, conducted by the Reverend James Symonds. Two Books of Remembrance were also dedicated. These are held in the Royal Engineers Museum at Brompton Barracks, Chatham and the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley. Further research revealed that for many, no unit information was recorded. Subsequently, where this information has become available, names including the casualties from Movement Control are now recorded on a subsequent and smaller Roll of Honour hung to the right of the original. Both Rolls are handwritten on paper and protected by glass. The larger is enclosed in a timber frame whilst the second is affixed to a board together with the badge of the Royal Engineers and a commemoration of civilian deaths in a rail accident in 1957
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AT THE TOP OF THE MAIN LIST:- RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION UNITS of the CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS, WORLD WAR II On 27th September 1986, at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway, ex-LMS Stanier Class 8F locomotive No. 8233 (British railways No. 48773), which was built to War Department order as WD 307 in 1940, was dedicated as the official Memorial to all British military railwaymen who gave their lives on active service in World War II. At the dedication service, conducted by the Very Reverend Peter Haynes, Dean of Hereford, commemorative plaques on the locomotive recording its operation by the Corps of Royal Engineers in Persia (Iran) and Egypt were unveiled. Locomotive No. 307 was first placed in operation on the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) as No. 8233 until reclaimed by the War Department in late 1941 for operation by the Corps of Royal Engineers on the wartime supply route to Russia from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea. Later, renumbered 70307 and subsequently 500, the locomotive remained in operation with the Corps of Royal Engineers until 1957, initially in Egypt before repatriation to the UK in 1952, when it served on the Longmoor Military Railway. Acquired by British Railways as No. 48773 in 1957, the locomotive was purchased for preservation by the Stanier 8F Locomotive Society when steam traction ended on the national railway network in 1968, and was placed in operation on the Severn Valley Railway in its former guise of LMS 8233, changed to British Railways 48773 in 1992. The gallant sacrifice of the men of the Royal Engineers Railway Transportation units who lost their lives in the War and its immediate aftermath is further commemorated by this Roll of Honour which has been compiled from information held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This was dedicated by Lieutenant/General Sir Scott Grant, KCB, Chief Royal Engineer, on 3rd November 2002 at a service at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway, conducted by the Reverend James Symonds. Two Books of Remembrance were also dedicated. These are held in the Royal Engineers Museum at Brompton Barracks, Chatham and the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley At foot of Roll:- KNOWN UNTO GOD At the top of the smaller list:- Roll of Honour/Transportation Units/of the Corps of Royal Engineers World War 11/ The original Roll of Honour, recording the names of 354 Railway Sapper casualties, was dedicated on 3rd November 2002 at/ Kidderminster. Further research revealed that for many, no unit information was recorded. Subsequently, where this information has become available, names are now recorded. In addition, the casualties from Movement Control are included.

Sapper Edward Abram/Sapper David Rhydian Ace/Sapper John Akeroyd /Corporal William Gerald Allen/Sapper Clarence Alfred Ford Amos/Sapper Alfred Ancell /Sapper William Thomson Anderson/Sapper Albert Percy Aylward/Sapper George William/ Baldwin/Sapper Walter Henry Ball/Sapper William Barber /L/Corporal David Kerr Barrie/Sapper Albert Robert Bartlett/Sapper Frederick Bartlett /Sapper Lewis Stevenson Barty/Sapper Ernest William Bayliss/Sapper Thomas Beadle/L/Corporal Frederick William Beames/Corporal Thomas Edward Beaven/Sapper Charles Beech /Sapper John Reginald Beech/ Frederick John Bennett/Sapper Arthur George Betteridge/ Corporal Charles Herbert Beuzeval/ Sapper Leslie Ernest Bilton/ Sapper William Edward Bingham/Sapper Robert Eli Bisacre/L/Corporal Leonard Blackshaw/Sapper George Henry Boundy/Sapper Wilfred Bourne/Sapper Henry James Bradshaw/Sapper Samuel Braithwaite/ Sapper George Harry James Brazneil/Sapper John Breeze/Sapper William Brennan//Corporal George Alfred Houghton Briggs/Sapper Harold Charles Britchford/L/Sergeant Frederick George Britt/Corporal /Ernest Brown Sapper James Buchan Brown/Sapper William Walter Brown/Sapper James Paton Bryan/ Sapper Leslie Francis Bryant/Sapper Charles Dennis Byles/Sapper Hugh Cadby/Sapper Edwin Owran Calvert/L Corporal James Campbell/L/Corporal Allan Capucci/Sapper James Carruthers/Sapper James Chamberlain/Sapper John Alfred Chambers/Sergeant Leslie Chester/Sapper John Clark/L Corporal Cecil Douglas Clarke/Sapper Samuel Walter Clarke/Sergeant Michael Coffey/QS Frank Coleman/ /Sapper Albert Frederick Coles/Sapper Roger Pearl Conroy/Sapper John Convoy/L/Sergeant Joseph William Cotterill/Sapper John Coulter/Sapper John Henry Coyle/Sapper Harold Cracknell /Sapper Vivian Miles Culling/Sapper Herbert Cunliffe/Lieutenant James Bernard Dalton/Sapper George James Davey /L/Corporal William Davidson /Sapper George Davies /Sergeant Eric Day /Sapper William John Frederick Day/Sapper Arthur Deacon/Sapper Harry Sydney Deacon /L/Corporal Norman William Dent/Sapper Charles Dewar/ Sapper Duncan Dick/Sapper James Dickson/Sergeant Ernest Arthur Disney/Sapper Ernest Charles Donovan / Sapper Frederick Downes/Sapper Albert James Dowse/Corporal Reginald Alexander Dudley/Signalman George Daniel Eaton /S Sergeant Harry Thomas Eburne/Sapper Joseph Ellis/Sapper William John Elward/L/Corporal Frederick Ernest Emans/Captain Denys William Sapper Charles Arthur Essen/Sapper James Etheridge/Sapper Henry Charles Evans/Sapper Percy Llewellyn Leonard Evans/Sergeant Radcliffe Evans/Sapper Wilfred Eversedge/Sapper William Faragher /WOII (CSM) Harry Farrington/L Sergeant Richard Reuben Fellender/ Corporal Allan Burtt Fennel/L Sergeant George Fenwick/Sapper Walter Fielding/Sapper George Finch/ Sapper Henry Fitton/ L/Corporal Frederick Edward Fletcher/ Sapper Henry Forshaw/ Sapper Frederick Charles Fountain/Sapper James Stevenson Freeman /L/Corporal Walter Sydney Frostick/L/Corporal Fred Fryer/Sapper James William Gage/Sapper Harold Worthy Garland./Sapper Joseph Edwin Ginns/Sapper Douglas Walter Glew/Sapper William Henry Good/Sapper Joseph Ivor Goode/Sapper Harry Wilson Gordon/Sapper Arthur George Gould/Corporal Percy William Grainger/Sapper Frederick William Green/ Lieut Colonel Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley, CBE /2nd Lieutenant Alban Gladstone Griffith/Sapper Arthur William Grocock/Sapper Joseph George Hailstone /Corporal Alec James Hall Sapper Harry Hall/Sapper Anthony Henry Hands/Sapper Jack Aubyn Harper /Sapper Trevor Haig Harris/Sapper William James Harris/ Sapper James William Harrison/Driver Reginald Harrison/Sapper Edwin Albert Hartigan/ CQS Norman Harvey VC/Sapper Thomas Henry Hassell/Sapper Ronald Hathway /Sapper Peter Thomas Hawtin/Sapper Robert Charles Haywood/L/Corporal George Albert Henwood/Driver Lionel Denis Herriot/Corporal Alfred Edward Heskins /Sapper Leonard Reginald Hickman/L/Corporal Henry George Hill/Sapper Richard Gordon Hill/Sapper Thomas William Hill/Driver Kenneth John Holroyd/Sapper Edward Joseph Hunt/L/Corporal Norman Husselbee/Sapper Leslie William Hyde/Corporal Nelson Frederick Hyland /Lieutenant Norman Jackson/L/Corporal William Jamieson Sapper Ronald Jefferies/Sapper John John/Sapper Thomas Sydney Johnstone/ L Sergeant George Jones/Sapper James Henry Jones/Corporal Talieson Jones/WOII (MQMS) John Miller Kelly/ Sapper James William Kendrew/ Captain James Latimer Kennedy /Sapper Hubert James King/Sapper John James Kinley/Sapper Wilfred Henry Knibb/Sapper Leonard John Lake/L/Corporal John James Lally /Sapper William Lambert /Sapper William Edward Leaver /Sapper William Ledger/Corporal Eric John Thomas Leech /Sapper Joseph Lejeune /Sapper Stanley Louis Letch /Corporal Gerald Willie Lilley/Sapper George Frank Littleboy/Sapper Alun Rees Lloyd/Sapper Robert Loughton/ Sapper Thomas Lowry/WO II (QMS) Leonard Alfred Luff/ Corporal Neil MacLennan /Sapper Albert William Maile/Sapper John Malcolm /Sapper Arthur Malin/Corporal Charles Stanley Mallan /L/Corporal Kenneth George March/Sapper Stanley Norman Marsden/Sapper Albert Reginald Martin/L/Sergeant Frederick Martin/Corporal Eric Martindale/Sapper Patrick McArdle/ Sapper John McCann/Sapper James McDougall/ /Sapper Thomas McIntyre /Sergeant Angus McKinnon /Sapper Bryce Alexander McMurdo /Sapper Dennis Charles James Mead /Sapper William James Meadows /Corporal Frederick Millership/Sapper Lloyd Herbert Mills/Sapper Oliver Morton/Sapper Charles William Muller/Sapper John Mulraney/Sapper Joseph Mumberson. /Sapper Alexander James Byng Munro/ Sapper James Kerr Murray /Sapper James Narey/ Corporal Walter Reuben Nash/ Corporal Frederick Albert Neil/Sapper George Arthur Newman /Sapper James Newsham/Sapper George William Nichol /Sapper Walter Spence North /Corporal Brynmor Evan Nott / Corporal Thomas Peter O’Connor /Sapper Harold Oldman/Sapper Edmund Henry Arthur Ollard/Sapper John O’Neil/Sapper George Edward Osborne/Sapper Clifford Owen Driver Joseph Frederick Owens/Sapper Ambrose Maurice Paltridge /Sergeant Thomas Parks Sapper John Rogerson Parrington/Sapper Osborne Charles Parry /Sapper Thomas William Patterson/ L Sergeant Reginald George Paul/ Sergeant Ernest Amos Payne Sapper Sidney Thomas Payton /Sapper Eric Clifford Pearce /Sapper William Robert Blackburn Pearson /Sapper George William Peck /Sergeant George Perry /Sapper Ernest Pethick/Sapper Gervase Robert Phillips /Sapper Charles Joseph Pickering/Sapper Gerald Montieth Pope /Sapper Jack Porter/Sapper John Potter /Sapper James Wilson Powell//Sapper Victor George Powell/ Sapper Kenneth Powles/Lieutenant John Ross Rhedyneg Price/L Corporal Joseph George David Price/ Sapper Arthur Priddon/ Sapper Douglas Harry Prince Driver Albert Edward Prior/Sapper Albert George Purser /Sapper James Raphael /Sapper Clifford Rawle /L Corporal Arthur Rayner /Sapper Stanley George Rayner MM/Sapper Christopher Reader /Sapper John Thomas Redfern/ S Sergeant Thomas Redman/Sapper Samuel Rees/L Sergeant George Strother Reid /Sapper Eric Reynolds/ Sapper Joseph Richards/ Sapper Richard Norman Riding/Driver John Ridley /Sapper Jeremiah Roberts/Sapper Reginald Wallace Roberts /Sapper Robert Henry Roberts/Sapper John Herbert Robinson /Sapper Philip Herbert Robinson /CQS Charles Oswald Rogers /Sapper Robert Edward Rogers /Sapper George Henry Rollinson/Sapper Frank Stanley Rowe /Sapper Leonard Ernest Rowe /Driver John Allan Rowett /Sapper Henry Albert Rowley/Sapper William Ryan/Sapper Albert Victor Saker Sapper Arthur Edward Sargeant Sapper Terence John Schlesinger /Sapper Leslie Schofield /Sapper Cyril Ernest Seager /Sapper Charles Richard Seymour Sapper James Williamson Sharp/Sapper James Shaw /Sapper Stephen Tom Shearing /Sapper Victor Cecil Sheepy /Sapper Stanley George Shepherd/Sapper George Henry Shuttleworth /L/Corporal Alfred Skelton /Sapper Samuel Moses Slater /Sapper Douglas Smith /L/Sergeant Norman Smith /Sergeant Thomas Edward Smith/ Sapper Peter Sneddon/Sapper Charles Stedman /L Corporal Eric John Stopforth /Sapper Ernest Charles William Summers /Corporal Dennis John Sutton /Sapper John Augustine Sweetnam /Sapper Norman Boardman Sykes/Sapper Harold Taylor/S Sergeant Henry Taylor /Sapper Stanley Taylor /Sapper Wilfred Taylor /Sergeant Frank Robert Thick /Sapper Brinley Clifford Thomas /Sapper James Thornton /Sapper Richard William Frederick Tilbrooke/Sapper James Townson /Sapper Arthur Donald Tranmer/ L Sergeant Reginald Robert Tucker/L Sergeant Robert James Edward Tullett /Sapper Bernard Turner/ Sapper Harry Turner /Sapper Robert Tyldesley /Sapper Gordon Sydney Vince/Sapper Philip Arthur Vincent/Sapper George Vowles/Sapper Harold George Walker /Sapper James Maitland Walker/Sapper Leslie Walker /Sapper John Wall /Sapper John Harry Wallace/Sapper William Walsh /Sapper Clifford Walters /Sapper Horace Warboys Corporal Frederick James Ward/Sapper Henry Aidan Ward /Sapper Clifford John Ware /Sapper John Waterhouse /L Corporal Ronald Waterhouse / Sapper George Moses Watling /Sapper Harry Ellis Watson /L Corporal Robert Watt /Driver Charles Webb /Driver Edward Cyril Wellsted / Sapper Ernest Alfred Whatley /Sapper Alan Henry White /Sapper Thomas Henry White /Corporal James Douglas Norman Whitehead / Sapper Thomas John Whitford /Sapper Christian Ronald Wickert/Sergeant John Edward Henry Wilkinson /Captain Geoffrey John Wilks/ Sapper Alexander Williams /Sapper Francis Herbert Williams/Sapper Oswald James Williams /Sapper Walter James Williams/Sapper William John Williams/ L Corporal George Arthur Wood /Corporal John Robert Wood /Sapper Sidney Albert Wood /L Corporal Charles Frederick Woodside/Sapper Lindon Franklin Woodward /Sapper Walter Leslie Woodward /L Corporal Frederick Leonard Wyber / Corporal Thomas Stanley Yeomans Driver William Young and other serving soldiers of the Railway Transportation units of the Corps of Royal Engineers who died on active service and whose names and places of burial are not recorded above. Second Roll Sapper Alfred Ashington/ Sapper Cyril Baker/ Sapper Kenneth Arthur Balls./ Sapper Stanley Bamford/ Captain Harold Martin Beeson/ Driver Ivor Austin Berry/ Sapper Charles Black/ L Corporal William Bolton/ Sapper James Brotherton/ Sapper Eric Buckley/ Corporal Donald George Bush/ Sapper Ronald Butterworth/ Sapper Alfred Stanley Button/ Sapper John Carter/ Sapper Raymond Stanley Chapman/ Sapper Herbert Cook/ Driver Irfon Rees Davies/ Sapper Alfred Drawbridge/ Sapper Thomas Wagstaffe Fletcher/ Sapper Alfred Walter Gardner/ Corporal Henry William Gibson/ Captain Reginald Gibson/ WO11 (QMS) Robert Cecil Hall/ Sapper Horace Halliwell/ Sergeant Reginald Harley/ L Corporal Joseph Huxley/ Sapper John Joseph Edward Kempster/ Sapper Harold Stanley Killiner/Sapper John Knox Lester/ Sapper Donald MacLean/ Corporal Eric Edward Meadon/ Lieut. Colonel Keith Wilfred Robert O’ Reilly/ Sapper Harold Payne/ Captain Oscar Valdimar Piperrno/ Sapper John Charles Richards/ Sapper John White Robinson/ Sapper William Rogers/ Sapper Sydney James Rutter/ Sapper William Saxby/ Captain William Richard Scanlon/ Sapper Alexander Henry Scott/ Sergeant Allan Alexander Sharp/ Sapper William Short/ Sapper Norman Simpson/ Driver Albert William Staines/ Sapper Cyril Montague Swift/ Corporal James Henry Taylor/ Sapper Ronald Thompson/ Sapper William Henry Thompson/ Sergeant Edgar Walsh/ L Corporal William Wild/ Driver Randolph Alfred Ernest Wray/ Sapper Herbert Wright

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