Forty two glass and film negatives, depicting the service of Sapper George Donaldson McGregor in a Royal Engineers Light Railway Company in France during the First World War. These images appear to have been taken towards or just after the First World War.
Included within the photographs are personnel of various RE units, depictions of various small and medium sized light railway locomotives for 1' 11 5/8" (600mm) narrow gauge railway as operated by the RE Railway Operating Companies on the Western Front during the First World War; including the 20HP Simplex engine built by the Motor Rail and Tramcar Company (numbers LR2587, LR2446, LR2660. LR2394), the 40HP Simplex petrol engine (Number LR3058), the Baldwin Class 10-12-D Locomotive (Number 738), ALCO narrow gauge locomotive (Number 888) and the Hunslet locomotive (Numbers 335 and 342). Also depicted are a few examples of carriages and freight wagons as used by them. Two temporary grave markers are featured: Sapper P W Dempsey of the 234th Light Railway Forward Company and Pioneer Frank Williams of the 11th Light Railway Operating Company, both of whom died in August 1919. Images of the devastation of northern France and examples of abandoned armament are also seen.