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Hi, Researching my gr.grandfather John Sanders who was a sergeant in the 1/5th South Staffordshire Regiment . He was one of the volunteers who was transfered to the Royal Engineers for tunnelling duties, as he was a miner before the war. Has anybody got access to war diaries for these units, or knows where they maybe kept .
Don't know if there is any truth in it but, they where having a bit of R & R, having a beer in a bar near Ypres in Belgium, when the Germans decided to attack the town.Guess what, they blew the bl--dy pub up.

Cheers Iain Sanders