SAVILIAN CHARLES DRAZIN ON MAPPING THE PAST: A search for five brothers at the edge of Empire.

The Lynch brothers were late 19th C Irish ancestors of Charles Drazin.  The all joined the Royal Engineers, and this is the history of the regiment responsible for mapping, building trenches and bridges throughout the Empire. Some of their descendants were some of the 50,000 Irish soldiers who died fighting for Britain in WW1, a fact unacknowledged until 2014.  This fascinating story is derived from family papers and photos by Charles Drazin , who teaches at Queen Mary, University of London.

Chairman – Nigel Jones