1st FCE “originals” Bridge Building

1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

 

The Engineers spent much of their training dedicated to bridge construction. This is considered a vital and perhaps the most important combined skill of the Sappers/Engineers.

The trained engineer, the surveyor, the bush carpenter, the fitter, blacksmith, the harness maker, and all the tradies alike were all equal to the task of bridge building, the men of the Field Company Engineers would be very proud of their work and the support they provided to the troops, maintaining vital transport links and constructing roads and bridges for troop, artillery and supply movements.

The following photos below show original members of the 1st FCE enthusiastically building bridges and displaying how proud they were of their work. These photos have been kindly donated by the family of Bob Lundy from his Private Collection.

 

 

1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

 

1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

 

1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building - "Courtesy "Bob Lundy Private Collection"
1st FCE Sappers Bridge Building – “Courtesy “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

 

Photos Courtesy of the Bob Lundy family  – “Bob Lundy Private Collection”

 

Footnotes:

1. Looking to identify the men in these photos. Please contact us if you have any knowledge of the men in these pictures.

One thought on “1st FCE “originals” Bridge Building

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. My relative is Edward Franz Hubert Frings. I was trying to find him in your photos via his height …. 5 feet 11 inches.

    I have no photos of him and I am desperately searching for one.

    I found his belongings from his kit on an auction site in England after it was sold. I wrote to the auction house and ask them to pass on my request to purchase them so that I could pass them onto the War Memorial but got no reply. So sad. As i knew where a lot of his momentous came from.

    He also painted and sketched for the 1st Engineers but i have not been able to find any of these either.

    Regards

    Gail Marks

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