Author Topic: Londoner in the Northumberland Fusiliers c1917?  (Read 989 times)

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Re: Londoner in the Northumberland Fusiliers c1917?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 16 February 18 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Rena, jim1, MaxD, and marcie dean for your responses.

Unfortunately the last relative who would have been able to confirm any facts died just before Christmas at age 103! I suspect you're right re no medal/card because he didn't serve abroad. I'll park this line of enquiry I think!


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Re: Londoner in the Northumberland Fusiliers c1917?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 16 February 18 14:24 GMT (UK) »
There are medal cards just none that positively identify your man, for that you would need a service record which unfortunately doesn't exist.
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.
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Re: Londoner in the Northumberland Fusiliers c1917?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 16 February 18 15:17 GMT (UK) »
I know nothing about London but did notice that the birth certificate was issued by Camberwell, which is in the home county of Surrey.

Here is a webpage depicting the history of the many battalions raised suring WWI of the Northumberland Fusiliers and using the search term "Surrey",  it shows that many NF battalions were moved to Surrey and some Battalions were raised in that County:-

 https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/278/northumberland-fusiliers

As the birth certificate shows the father was a warehouseman, he could have been stationed in the maritime county of Kent where the Northumberland Fusiliers were also stationed.

35th Battalion Territorial Forces
01.01.1917 Formed at St. Osyth, Essex from the 22nd Provisional Battalion as part of the 222nd Brigade.
Mar 1917 Moved to Ramsgate and then Margate, Kent.
27.04.1918 Became a Garrison Guard Battalion.
May 1918 Deployed to France and joined the 178th Brigade of the 59th Division.
July 1918 Title ‘Garrison Guard’ dropped and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of Albert, The general final advance in Artois and Flanders.
11.11.1918 Ended the war N.E. of Tournai, Belgium.

37th (Home Service) Battalion
27.04.1918 Formed at Margate and replaced the 36th Battalion in the 222nd Brigade

Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy
MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell
Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie
Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell
Perthshire: Brown Ferguson
Wales: McCarthy, Thomas
England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells
Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: Londoner in the Northumberland Fusiliers c1917?
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 05 April 18 22:11 BST (UK) »
A lot of good suggestion's and well intended conjecture posted but as has been suggested
geography doesn't always go hand in hand with regiment,my Gt Uncle was a geordie of
Irish decent who enlisted in Cardiff and was killed with the Welsh Regiment,there were many other reason's soldier's served in a particular regiment,I'm a member of the GWF and we have a few
member's specialising in the regiment I'd be happy to ask for information  if you like.
 Regard's Steve.
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