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Inland Water Transport - Royal Engineers Looking for help
« on: Wednesday 01 November 17 00:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Members - I am trying to find out some information for a friend on Driver James Russell Anderson 322285 who appears to have served with 21 company Inland Water Transport unit Royal Engineers - as a loco driver - on discharge he lived in Wishaw Scotland - his birth year shows as 1887 - survived the war - I have looked at War Records site and Ancestry but can't find him listed on either of these sites -Any assistance please

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Re: Inland Water Transport - Royal Engineers Looking for help
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 November 17 09:55 GMT (UK) »
About 70% of WW1 records were destroyed during the Blitz.
As there's no medal card for him indicates he didn't serve overseas.
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Re: Inland Water Transport - Royal Engineers Looking for help
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 November 17 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Jim for your prompt reply

I think the same as you James being home based - The lad who ask me is the grandson - he gave me James Russell Anderson's Certificate of ID on his discharge saying he was discharged on 16th Feb 1919 through 2 Dispersal Unit Shorncliffe - this gave me quite a bit of info - the address for pay was 34 Alexander Street Wishaw Scotland - the fact he was a Loco Driver - with 21 Company - Born in 1887 - his unit home reporting base was Richborough (Kent) - he enlisted 23 Feb 1917 and was married - I searched Ancestry and War sites but no luck - but thank you for your reply and hopefully someone might have a link where I can help his Grandson out

Raymond

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Re: Inland Water Transport - Royal Engineers Looking for help
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 November 17 17:21 GMT (UK) »
If you try the Great War Forum, link below, somebody will probably be able to tell you about 21 Company IWT, Royal Engineers.  Quite a lot of research has been done on the smaller railway units.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

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Re: Inland Water Transport - Royal Engineers Looking for help
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 November 17 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Pete will look at that - Raymond Bell