Crewe Works Railway Engineers, practising the assembly of railways on the sand dunes in the Kinmel Bay or St George's area, prior to embarking to South Africa during the Boer War.
Crewe Works Railway Engineers at Kinmel Bay or St George's Area
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- ReferenceGB 2008 CP350
- Dates of Creation[1890s]
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 part box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
These men worked to restore railways that were blown up by the Boers. They were formed during the Crimea War and disbanded in 1912. this makes them the oldest volunteer unit in the world, pre-dating theTerritorial Army. There is a monument to them in Crewe. Only two of them died as a result of enemy action.
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