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5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« on: Wednesday 29 August 07 19:59 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather John Flynn(Reg No. at end of war 240273) served with the 5NF during WW1.  Except for medal cards no other records appear to have survived specific to him. We have however been able to piece together some background: He joined the 2/5th in Blyth (his home town) in 1915 while only 17 and embarked in Belgium with 1/5th sometime in 1916. We believe he remained with the Batt until it was disbanded in 1918.
Accepting that it is very unlikely that we will find out anything directly relating to John I would be very grateful if anyone could assist us with any information / references relating to the actions / activities of the 5th NF during this period as this does not seem as readily available as it is for other battalions.
As a real long shot, his medals BWM and VM, went missing many years ago and although we have had replicas made recently it would be great to trace the originals even if it were just to know they were in a collection rather than lost. Is anyone aware of anything out there to help trace medals eg registers etc.
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Re: 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 22:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Charjack

I think it is splendid that you had replicas made of your man's medals.  I have recently been told that the British War Medal was often bought up by jewellers as they had a high silver content.  ::)  So it is possibly that you won't easily recover this medal, unless someone knows otherwise.

Have you tried the National Archives for the War Diaries!

Here is a link meantime:

http://www.northumberlandfusiliers.org.uk/catalogue/unitfram.htm

Reid: Nicol: Peterhead and Aberdeen
McDonald: Greig: Milne: Aberdeenshire
Moreland: Lanarkshire, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Ireland
Cunningham: Lanarkshire, Cumbria and Ireland
Halliday: Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Ireland
Redpath: Stirlingshire and Banbridge
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Re: 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 August 07 19:02 BST (UK) »
hi
my grandmothers brother was also in the 5th Battalion NF.It was part of the fiftieth division and this link should help.
http://www.1914-1918.net/50div.htm

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Re: 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #3 on: Friday 31 August 07 21:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks both, need to plan visit to National Archives.

Will keep trying.

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Re: 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 September 07 18:28 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if there are any photos of the 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers during WW1.

Steve
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Re: 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 September 07 00:45 BST (UK) »
http://www.fairmile.fsbusiness.co.uk/5thnf_1915_1.htm

This is good for 1/5th NF UNF ONLY DOES 1915-1916 :(

The Regimental Museum is at Alnwick Castle
www.northumberlandfusiliers.org.uk/



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Re: 5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 September 07 22:01 BST (UK) »
hi Ady
that is a good link containing the war diaries of the battalion,pity it didn't include up to 1918 which is when my grandmother's brother was killed in action.
thanks
Steve
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Cornwall-Chenhall,Bodinner
Fife-Mitchell,Gourlay,Dryburgh

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