Catalogue description Divisional Troops: 23 Field Company Royal Engineers.
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Divisional Troops: 23 Field Company Royal Engineers.
|Date:||1918 Jan 1 - 1918 Dec 31|
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Closure status:||Open Document, Open Description|
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