Author Topic: 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1910 to 1914  (Read 303 times)

Offline AndySul

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2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1910 to 1914
« on: Sunday 12 November 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
Hopefully a quick one - I've tried the usual searches and all I find is WW1 related

I'm researching a Pvt 10214 Thomas Steedman who I know landed at Zeebrugge 6th Oct 1914, serving with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Bn. B Coy - died 24th of Oct 1914 Belgium - Battle of Ypres (Battle of Langemarck).

From his service number it would appear that he joined between 29th July 1910 & 4th April 1911 - source http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/royal-scots-fusiliers-1st-2nd.html

I also have a photo of him and his fiancÚ - which has been dated around 1910 / 1911  - I previously posted this photo to try and identify him - long story but after 4 years of research finally identified his details on remembrance day of all days ! (he's a step brother of my grandfather, not an actual brother as we were all told) - photo details here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=685388.0

My question is - can anyone let me know what the movements were for 2nd Bn. between 1910 and 1914 -

The photo of him in uniform was taken in Northern Ireland - On the rear it states Photo by - J. Thompson, Crane's Buildings, Wellington Place, Belfast and Shipquay Place, Londonderry - J. Thompson had studios around this time in Belfast and Dublin. Just trying to fit the last piece of the puzzle, understanding where he likely served 1910 to 1914 and the connection with N.Ireland.


Thanks in anticipation

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Re: 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1910 to 1914
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 November 17 17:44 GMT (UK) »
You could try wading through John Buchan's "The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (1678-1918)"
- the book is viewable online at:
http://lib.militaryarchive.co.uk/library/infantry-histories/History-Royal-Scots-Fusiliers-1678-1918.asp

Hope this helps
Philip
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Re: 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1910 to 1914
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 November 17 18:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ! Nice find. Skimmed it for what I wanted but will have a proper read of it over the next coming days

2 Bn.

1905 - 1907 Aldershot and Tidworth
1907 - 1911 Dublin and Londonderry (hence the photo)
1912 - 1914 Gosport
1914 January - Gibraltar
1914 Oct WW1



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Re: 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1910 to 1914
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 November 17 23:01 GMT (UK) »
According to their diary they were operating further South along & around the Menin Rd. By the 24th. they were holding a line at Veldhoek about 8K along the Menin Rd.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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