On Messines Ridge, Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers dug the deep- level mines at Spanbroekmolen, Kruisstraat and Ontario Farm under the.
The Tunnelling Company was one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers created by the British Army during World War I. The tunnelling units.
A decision was taken in February 1915 to form eight Tunnelling Companies, made Tunnelling Company, Formed of a small number of specially enlisted.
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You will either need to visit the archives yourself if near or employ a researcher to photograph this file for you. By that time the enemy mining threat had ceased completely and the front was relatively quiet. Mills is also commemorated on the Ince in Makerfield War Memorial in Ince Cemetery just east of Wigan Lancashire. It then began work at Spanbroekmolen and other places facing the Messines ridge. I recall him talking of hearing the Jerries in tunnels next door, and the volatile unstable nature of ammanol as it sweated? Tunnel entrances were most often at the bottom of deep shafts. As no nails or screws could be used due to noise, the 'setts' consisting of a sole, two legs and a cap , were sawn with a rebated step, which, once trimmed into the clay, would expand with the absorbed water into a solid structure.
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In the trenches, soldiers found that driving a stick into the ground and holding the other end between their teeth enabled them to feel any underground vibration. Tunnellers who lost their lives in the Great War, I am trying to build a small pen picture of as many as possible. In siege warfare , tunnelling is a long-held tactic for breaching and breaking enemy defences. What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Cite this page. Moved into Red Lamp-Neuve Chapelle sector.