Author Topic: Tug boat master in Royal Engineers?  (Read 163 times)

Offline bkernos

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Surrey Misic Hall
    • View Profile
    • Genealogy Boomerangs
Tug boat master in Royal Engineers?
« on: Friday 26 January 18 23:23 GMT (UK) »
My GGG Cousin, Henry Albert Hogg.
I was going through his records on Ancestry and it looks like he may have been a tug boat master in the Royal Engineers in France in WW1.  He was posted to B.E.F. (BF7?) in Calais.  Would that be correct - what would a tug boat master be doing in WW1?
Any help would be appreciated.
Barb.
Heard - Ballymoney, Ireland & Surrey, England
Clark - Kent, England.  Bendigo, Vic. Australia.
Stettler - Switzerland
Fisher - Australia
Farr - & La Farre - Surrey, England
Kernos - Ukraine
Ellis - Surrey, England
Littleboy, Buckinghamshire, England
Zealey, Surrey, England

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online mmm45

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,053
    • View Profile
Re: Tug boat master in Royal Engineers?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 January 18 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Have a google of "inland waterways and transport Royal Engineers"

Ady
Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline MaxD

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,907
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Tug boat master in Royal Engineers?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 10:03 GMT (UK) »
His second number has the WR prefix and the IWT and IWTD (the "D" stands for Docks) on his records both indicate, as Ady rightly points you to, the Inland Waterways and Transport element of the RE.

The frustration with them (and with his record) is that once posted to France in March 1918, there is no indication of whereabouts he was operating.   War diaries for individual sections do not seem to exist although a major effort was in the canals leading from the port at Ouistreham/Caen.  Ady's suggestion will bring up a number of things worth reading.

MaxD
Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

Offline bkernos

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Surrey Misic Hall
    • View Profile
    • Genealogy Boomerangs
Re: Tug boat master in Royal Engineers?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 January 18 01:42 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all the help
Barb
Heard - Ballymoney, Ireland & Surrey, England
Clark - Kent, England.  Bendigo, Vic. Australia.
Stettler - Switzerland
Fisher - Australia
Farr - & La Farre - Surrey, England
Kernos - Ukraine
Ellis - Surrey, England
Littleboy, Buckinghamshire, England
Zealey, Surrey, England