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MILITARY
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247 Coy Pioneer Corps
War Diary 1941 - 1946
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4 Jan 41 Formed at CLACTON
Maj J T Wilkie - OC
Capt T J Sellis MC - 2IC
Its H K Crichton & H Atkinson
2Lts J C Metcalfe & H F Coates
25 Jan 41 2Lt W E Cook - tos
2Lt H F Coates - sos
31 Jan 41 Moved to LONG MARSTON - part of 23 Group
16 May 41 Moved to TRENCH, Salop
2Lt H A Parry-Evans - tos
19 May 41 Commenced working at RE Stores Depot DONNINGTON
9 Jul 41 2Lt H A Parry-Evans - sos overseas
3 Sep 41 Lt W E Cook - sos 7 Group
30 Sep 41 Handling stores at ESCD and camp construction
22 Nov41 Moved to ABERSYCHAN, PONTYPOOL
31 Dec 41 Camp construction, petrol and in scattered detachments
Officers:-
Maj J T Wilkie - OC
Capt TJ Sellis MC - 2IC
Us H K Crichton, J C Davies & J M Menzies
2Lt J C Metcalfe
22 May 42 HQ moved to DUDLEY
4 sections at TIPTON on POL
3 sections at WORCESTER on petrol
2 sections at STOURPORT on general duties
1 section at COD DONNINGTON
1 section at MALVERN on wiring and trenching
3 sections at FOCHRIW on petrol
12 Oct 42 HQ moved to WARWICK
31 Dec 42 Officers:-
Maj J T Wilkie - OC
Capt T J Sellis MC - 2IC
Lts J C Davies & D Wood
2Lts A A McKenzie, F A Stewart & A R Spindler
Jan 43 Capt A W Northcott - tos 2IC vice Sellis (sos 135 Coy) 21 Jun 43 Maj J Archer - tos OC vice Wilkie (sos 830 Coy) Aug 43 Capt D Wood - tos 2IC vice Northcott
24 Apr 44 Capt J S Aitken - tos 21C vice Wood (sos 258 Coy)
30 Jun 44 No change in work
Officers:-
Maj J Archer - OC
Capt J S Aitken - 2IC
Lts S E Weller, H N Poole, A W H Jones, M C Morton, W V G Christensen,
D A Green & L E G Davison
17 Apr 44 Capt J S Aitken - sos Italian PW coy
18 Jul 44 Capt E A Reed - tos 2IC
24 Aug 44 Capt A H Alien - tos 2IC vice Reed (sos PW coy)
15 Oct 44 Capt R W Hayes - tos 2IC vice Alien
29 May 45 Moved to HEREFORD
5 Oct 45 HQ moved to LLANDAFF NORTH
28 Nov 45 Maj J Archer - sos 832 Coy
7 Dec 45 Maj G R Vivian - tos OC
8 Jan 46 Disbanded at LLANDAFF NORTH