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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
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== Joining up ==
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The Survey's [http://pubs.bgs.ac.uk/publications.html?pubID=B00104#f=true&v=d&z=3&n=5&i=B00104_0005.jp2&y=836&x=450 Summary of Progress for 1918] published this list of staff who were accepted for military or other duty with the Forces during World War I. They totalled 29 staff, consisting of 14 geologists, 3 fossil collectors, 2 general assistants, 3 attendants, 4 draughtsmen, 2 labourers and 1 assistant clerk. Although several were wounded all but one ([[Cecil Henry Cunnington B.Sc.|C H Cunnington]]) survived the war.
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{| class="wikitable"
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| '''Geologists''' ||  ||  ||
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| [[Ernest Edward Leslie Dixon|Dixon, E. E. L.]] || Lieutenant || Royal Garrison Artillery (T.) ||
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| [[Edward Battersby Bailey|Bailey, E. B.]] || Lieutenant || Royal Garrison Artillery || Mentioned in despatches. Military Cross. Chevalier Legion of Honour. Croix-de-Guerre with Palm. Twice wounded.
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| [[Ernest Masson Anderson M.A., B.Sc. (Edinburgh)|Anderson, E. M.]] || Sapper  || Royal Engineers || Wounded.
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| [[Robert George Carruthers|Carruthers, R. G.]]  || Lance-corporal || Tank Corps || —
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| [[Cyril Edward Nowill Bromehead|Bromehead, C. E. N.]] || Private  || Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry || Wounded.
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| [[Cecil Henry Cunnington B.Sc.|Cunnington, C. H.]] || Lieutenant || Machine Gun Corps  || Invalided out of Army, Oct. 1917. Died 26 April, 1918.
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| [[James Ernest Richey|Richey, J. E.]]  || Captain  || Royal Engineers || Military Cross. Wounded.
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| [[Tom Eastwood|Eastwood, T.]]  || Lance-corporal || Royal Army Medical Corps (Sanitary Section) || —
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| [[Roy Woodhouse Pocock|Pocock, R. W.]]  || Lieutenant || Royal Garrison Artillery || —
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| [[William Bernard Robinson King B.A.(Cantab.) O.B.E.|King, W. B. R.]]  || Captain  || Royal Welsh Fusiliers (attached to Engineer-in-Chief, G.H.Q.) || Mentioned in despatches. O.B.E.
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| [[Disney Alexander Wray|Wray, D. A.]]  || Lance-corporal || Royal Army Medical Corps (Sanitary Section) || —
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| [[Herbert Harold Read|Read, H. H.]] || Corporal  || Royal Fusiliers || —
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| [[Talbot Haes Whitehead|Whitehead, T. H.]]  || Captain  || Suffolk Regiment (transferred to General List and attached to Intelligence Corps) || Wounded.
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| [[Ralph du Boulay Evans B.A.|Evans, R. du B.]]  || Captain  || Shropshire Light Infantry || Wounded. Prisonerof War
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| '''Assistant Clerk''' ||  ||  ||
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| Frisby, P. A.  || Captain  || Suffolk Yeomanry || —
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| '''Fossil Collectors''' ||  ||  ||
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| Eckford, R. J. A.  || Corporal  || Royal Scots and Royal Engineers (Special Brigade) || Wounded.
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| Manson, W.  || Deck Hand || Royal Naval Reserve (T.) || —
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| Haldane, D.  || Lieutenant || Royal Scots || —
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| '''General Assistants''' ||  ||  ||
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| [[John Rhodes (photographer)|Rhodes, J.]] || Corporal  || Royal Air Force || —
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| Stewart, A. P.  || Private  || Royal Scots || —
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| '''Attendants''' ||  ||  ||
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| [[Stephen William Morgan|Morgan, S.W.]]  || Reg. Qrtr.- Mstr. Sgt. || London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) || —
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| Cooper, G. L.  || Corporal  || Royal Engineers (Carrier Pigeon Service) || —
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| Hepple, D. W. || Private  || 18th Hussars || Wounded. Prisoner of War.
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| '''Draughtsmen''' ||  ||  ||
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| Torkington, G. G.  || Private  || Cameron Highlanders  || Wounded.
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| Bruce, W. G.  || Lance-Corporal || Royal Engineers (Field Survey Battn.) || ‑
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| Trowbridge, H. G. S. || Bombardier || Royal Field Artillery  || —
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| Kidd, J. || Corporal || Royal Engineers || —
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| '''Labourers''' ||  ||  ||
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| Wheaton, E.  || Sergeant || 3rd Hussars || —
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| Brooker, J. F.  || Corporal  || King's Own Scottish Borderers || —
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Revision as of 07:55, 15 September 2020

Introduction

Joining up

The Survey's Summary of Progress for 1918 published this list of staff who were accepted for military or other duty with the Forces during World War I. They totalled 29 staff, consisting of 14 geologists, 3 fossil collectors, 2 general assistants, 3 attendants, 4 draughtsmen, 2 labourers and 1 assistant clerk. Although several were wounded all but one (C H Cunnington) survived the war.

Geologists
Dixon, E. E. L. Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery (T.)
Bailey, E. B. Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery Mentioned in despatches. Military Cross. Chevalier Legion of Honour. Croix-de-Guerre with Palm. Twice wounded.
Anderson, E. M. Sapper Royal Engineers Wounded.
Carruthers, R. G. Lance-corporal Tank Corps
Bromehead, C. E. N. Private Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Wounded.
Cunnington, C. H. Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps Invalided out of Army, Oct. 1917. Died 26 April, 1918.
Richey, J. E. Captain Royal Engineers Military Cross. Wounded.
Eastwood, T. Lance-corporal Royal Army Medical Corps (Sanitary Section)
Pocock, R. W. Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery
King, W. B. R. Captain Royal Welsh Fusiliers (attached to Engineer-in-Chief, G.H.Q.) Mentioned in despatches. O.B.E.
Wray, D. A. Lance-corporal Royal Army Medical Corps (Sanitary Section)
Read, H. H. Corporal Royal Fusiliers
Whitehead, T. H. Captain Suffolk Regiment (transferred to General List and attached to Intelligence Corps) Wounded.
Evans, R. du B. Captain Shropshire Light Infantry Wounded. Prisonerof War
Assistant Clerk
Frisby, P. A. Captain Suffolk Yeomanry
Fossil Collectors
Eckford, R. J. A. Corporal Royal Scots and Royal Engineers (Special Brigade) Wounded.
Manson, W. Deck Hand Royal Naval Reserve (T.)
Haldane, D. Lieutenant Royal Scots
General Assistants
Rhodes, J. Corporal Royal Air Force
Stewart, A. P. Private Royal Scots
Attendants
Morgan, S.W. Reg. Qrtr.- Mstr. Sgt. London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
Cooper, G. L. Corporal Royal Engineers (Carrier Pigeon Service)
Hepple, D. W. Private 18th Hussars Wounded. Prisoner of War.
Draughtsmen
Torkington, G. G. Private Cameron Highlanders Wounded.
Bruce, W. G. Lance-Corporal Royal Engineers (Field Survey Battn.)
Trowbridge, H. G. S. Bombardier Royal Field Artillery
Kidd, J. Corporal Royal Engineers
Labourers
Wheaton, E. Sergeant 3rd Hussars
Brooker, J. F. Corporal King's Own Scottish Borderers