Pioneer Corps


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The Pioneer Corps formed in 1939 as a combatant corps. The British Army used it for light engineering and a range of other tasks across the theatre of war.

Albert Henry Rodgers

Lance Corporal | 14451109

Lane Corporal Albert Henry Rodgers of Dundonald, Co. Down served in the Royal Pioneer Corps. He died on 25th April 1947 at an English military hospital.

Bernard McCrystal

Private | 13011025

Bernard McCrystal of Broughshane, Co. Antrim served in 79th Company, The Pioneer Corps at his time of death on 2nd April 1944 during the Italian Campaign.

Francis McKenna

Private | 7011079

Private Francis McKenna was born in Belfast and served in the Pioneer Corps during the Second World War. He died on 18th September 1942.

George Sterritt

Lance Corporal | 13009152

Lance Corporal George Sterritt of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone died on 13th June 1943 aged 50 years old while serving overseas in Germany. His grave is in Berlin.

Henry James Nixon

Private | 13118118

Private Henry James Nixon of Belfast was 36 years old when he died on 4th October 1945 after the end of fighting in the Second World War.

James Fenwick

Private | 13007344

Private James Fenwick of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone died between 27th July 1942 and 4th August 1942 while serving in the Second World War in the Pioneer Corps.

John George Benson

Private | 13014845

Private John George Benson died on 13th March 1944. He served in the Pioneer Corps at his time of death. His name features on the Portadown War Memorial.

John Morrison

Private | 13037828

Private John Morrison of Portadown, Co. Armagh served in the Pioneer Corps at the time of his death on 13th February 1944 in Armagh Sanatorium, Co. Armagh.

Thomas Charles Deville

Private | 7020517

Private Thomas Charles Deville died on 6th May 1943 at Bangor Hospital, Bangor, Co. Down. He was born in London and served in Ulster with the Pioneer Corps.