Royal Marine Divisional Engineers - Deal Battalion

Royal Marine Divisional Engineers - Deal Battalion

For the unsung engineers of the Royal Naval Division. When the Royal Naval Division (RND) was formed at the beginning of the war, it went into battle as a naval ground force without the adequate supporting units. One of the ancillary battalions then formed was the Deal Battalion, also termed the Royal Marine Divisional Engineers. These men served with the RND at Gallipoli before being transported to France in 1916 where they supported the RND on the Somme and in particular at the battle of the Ancre, the final battle of that campaign. The Deal battalion was then broken up and re-designated as - 247th Field Company Royal Engineers (63rd Royal Naval Division), 248th Field Company Royal Engineers (63rd Royal Naval Division) and the 249th Field Company Royal Engineers (63rd Royal Naval Division). They continued to support the RND in the major engagements of 1917 (3rd Ypres) as well as 1918 (the 100 day offensive). Because of the naming complexities - 'Deal', 'Royal Marine Divisional Engineers', 'Royal Engineers' etc. and the fact that they joined the navy but ended categorised as army, their records are quite scattered across this site! Also, books on the Royal Naval Division typically focus on the well known fighting units (Hood, Anson etc) with little mention of their supporting battalions. The aim of this community is to group together those engineers that supported the RND and better understand their war experiences, contributions and sacrifices to assist present day family members and any interested researchers.

Created by: Miles125599

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    British Army Captain Royal Engineers

  • Born 1878

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    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army S/1473 Sapper Naval Forces

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    Royal Navy 1473 Royal Marines Divisional Engineers: Deal

  • Born 1986

    Died 1973

    British Army Lieutenant 3rd Field Company

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    Born 1892

    Died 1975

    British Army 829 Sapper Royal Engineers

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    British Army 207994 Sapper Royal Engineers 248th Field Company

  • Profile picture for William Pegden

    Born 1878

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 1093 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers: Deal

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    Born 1890

    Died 1970

    British Army 207855 Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Engineers

    British Army Acting Captain Royal Engineers

    British Army Captain Royal Engineers (Retired)

  • Born 1893

    Royal Navy 1457 Royal Marines Divisional Engineers: Deal

  • Born 1894

    Died 1954

    British Army 208022 Sapper Royal Engineers

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  • Born 1890

    Royal Navy 5368 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

  • Born 1889

    Royal Navy 156 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

    British Army 207685 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers

  • Born 1896

    Died 1974

    Royal Navy 211 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

    British Army 199887 Royal Engineers

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery

  • Born 1879

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy 590 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

  • Born 1895

    British Army 207193 Sapper Royal Engineers

    Royal Navy 5723 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

  • Born 1882

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 5118 2nd Corporal Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

  • Born 1885

    Royal Navy 812 2nd corporal Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

  • Born 1877

    Died 1942

    Royal Navy 822 Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers Deal

    British Army 235988 Sapper Royal Engineers

  • Profile picture for William Charles Evershed

    Born 1887

    Died 1974

    Royal Navy Deal/1422/S Sapper Royal Marines Divisional Engineers: Deal

    British Army 207531 Sapper Royal Engineers