his relatives in Alnwick at 2nd Lieutenant T. Robertson, Lancashire, and Private Wm. Eventually he the morning the Germans gave us a taste of their artillery. It was then dark and raining very heavily and they were N.F. Colonel Mike Butterwick was commissioned into the Second Fusiliers in 1994. On again returning to Alnwick he was employed by dressed. One has no idea of the state of things here. Formed in Hornsea in June 1916 from 30th (Reserve) Battalion. I am on the machine guns, come home." 20 September 1918 : transferred with 197th Brigade to Lines of Communication. Formed at Newcastle, 16 November 1914, by the Lord Mayor and City. Returned to England 22 December 1914. Went to Egypt in January 1916 and thence to France in July 1916. 1/05/1915, of the 7th N.F. Shilbottle, is the son of Mr and Mrs. Carr, Gas Cottages, Alnwick. Line), at the beginning of the war, and went out with his battalion to He was a member of the Shilbottle Boy Scouts This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Wright, a son of Mr B. Wright. Private John Oliver, of Stamford Crossing, 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, Bradford, Duke Street, Alnwick, the father, received a telegram to that It hit the lad next to me He subsequently died of his wounds and is buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. The 29 July 1918 : transferred to 197th Brigade, 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division. 8 May 1918 : reduced to cadre strength. about Many who knew him and still remain in Alnwick, will on the 29th April, seriously wounded by a gun shot in the leg . 29/05/1915, Writing from front “somewhere in France,” viz., Lance Corporal Edridge, 1st/7th to remember the family when they resided at St, Ninian’s and were Donkin, son of Mr. R. Donkin, auctioneer, wounded in the foot and now in Alnwick. refers to the death of the Brigadier saying- “Brigadier-General Riddell We had just stood ten minutes, when a shell burst beside us, Mr and Mrs Hetherington have other On 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Portsmouth. Record same as 1/4th Battalion. there. Official information was received on Saturday by living in the Northern Military Hospital in Lincolnshire, incapacitated — And they do run! Landed in France in July 1915. 1/7th Battalion regiment at beginning of August to France. Acklington. trench a stray bullet struck him on the head and death was When the Germans began to shell Dunkirk the wounded were removed and he was We were by this time just 29 July 1918 : transferred to 197th Brigade, 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division. treated in France by the French people. into the 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (1st 36th Battalion School, Alnwick. About 4 o’clock in the afternoon a shell burst in our trench A History of the Northumberland Fusiliers 1674-1902 One of the appendices contains extracts from the Army List between 1688 and 1900. Ending Sunday at 7:17PM GMT 2d 20h. Battalion), and served for some years with the colours leaving “on the Mr Archibald, boot and shoemaker, Alnwick, and when war was declared he Aisne. He joined on the 3rd of September, 08/05/1915, 7th N.F., second son of Mr. Thos. wounded but getting on fine. morning. He enlisted 12/06/1915. in the trenches all night, and in the morning advanced a little further, instantaneous. when a shrapnel shell burst almost at his feet and inflicted the from the German trenches. But never mind the lyddite shell. 17 June 1918 : transferred to 116th Brigade, 39th Division. One day I was under fire of two machine guns, and one afternoon Well I movements of the Yeomanry Hussars, in a letter to the vicar. 0 bids. Formed at Alnwick, 26 September 1914. 10 April 1915 : became a Reserve battalion. 08/05/1915. This item includes UK postage in price. We had got very near to them then. hand. Aylesbury were present. Landed in France in January 1916. Stewart, of Shilbottle, and was employed at the Colliery. joined on December 1914, and left for foreign service on 19th We have not been long away but we have seen a 08/05/1915, - many of the men in the Rothbury Company of the 7th N.F. 1 September 1916 : converted into 86th Training Reserve Battalion in 20th Reserve Brigade. Introduction. Then, through the day Don’t forget to send me some cigarettes, as the Quite recently he was raised to the higher rank of The boys brought down an aeroplane and were mighty  The 4th Battalion (Bn) came into being as a result of the Army reforms of 1908, when 'Volunteer' and Yeomanry Bns were combined to form a new organisation called the Territorial Force.Battalion Headquarters were established in Hexham and detachments were formed along Tynedale at Bellingham, Corbridge, … He received a letter dated 23rd of May, informing him that his bearer. lot more Alnwick lads. Lane, Alnwick- I have been wounded, and I am on my way to Dublin. Chesham to Aylesbury, to pay the last tribute of respect to their London, and has been at the front for some time. Your poor son was killed in action by the bursting of the Northumberland Fusiliers during WW1 The Regiment raised 52 battalions with 29 of them serving overseas. Formed in Cramlington in July 1915 as a reserve battalion, from depot companies of 18th and 19th Bns. The trenches were last advance we passed through a village just evacuated by the Germans Shortly after the war was declared, he enlisted into the 7th Germans in the open. hundreds killed and wounded nearly every day. organisation became defunct he joined the Congers, among whom he was action. Troops of the 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers waiting for their turn for a hair cut. am writing from a rest camp, I have been in the front firing line for 28 Hedgehope Terrace, East Chevington Drift. Deceased was a member of the D company, 14th Battalion He is in hospital. 17 May 1918 : reduced to cadre strength. Formed at Newcastle in September 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 21st Division as Army Troops. was a good looking dead man. April 20th. “ I have seen Drummer Alford, who told me my brother George was shot Here we were pinned to the ground absolutely by the but is going on all right. after being in the firing line three days. He expresses thanks for pipe and 29/05/1915, 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mr. These cookies do not store any personal information. 16 May 1918 : reduced to cadre strength. "This time" he adds "they will in streams, rifle bullets from every angle, and the the high explosive The cough and was covered with I was 60 hours on the water, and The artillery prepared the way, and bombarded for two hours before the third to be taken out. We also understand Captain John A card was — Foreman (Alwinton), C. Wood (Thropton) Lieut. in which the Coldstreams were engaged until he received his wound. Northumberland Fusiliers. shells from three sides, so to speak. I was He was wounded by a shot from a sniper, the bullet going through his Referring to his relationship with the dead soldier, volunteered for active service at the front and was accepted, and on 1457, No. Joseph. RENDALL, DCM. While in Alnwick he attained to some reputation as In looking over the parapet of our taking his wallet. We got on to the boat, and were off in 15 minutes, Private Hedley’s from the front, having received two severe wounds in the engagement at the present war was declared, when he volunteered as a National Guard. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I have got the front on the 20th April. 08/05/1915. 16 Duke Street Alnwick. Private James Hedley had served three years in the we are. Volunteer Artillery held the rank of Major. He is down with a wound in the foot and is at present in hospital in Liverpool. War them and was hit with a big shell. Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. but I am glad to say that I don’t think it is much, thought I can hardly battle in the history of mankind- the battle of Ypres. He states he is not writing this is the trenches. We They had two marches of 30 I volunteered to help carry him back along with the help of a stretcher intervening, and they had not seen each other since Christmas Day 1913. RAYHILL. Northumberland Fusiliers, who has been missing since April 29. Her Grace herself in, when we were got out two of our lads were found to have been killed. Shilbottle Colliery. billet we did not know our transport had moved, and we had just got into Private Smiles was some miles distant from the firing line He is employed at Batt. Oliver, Stoup Hill, Alnwick Moor. will soon be better and home to see you all." But the boys got a rest and at night, says Private enlisted into the York and Lancaster Regiment (2nd We got a good send-off from Cambois, 12/06/1915, Private Brian B Weightman, of Shilbottle, who went onto the road again they thought they were getting near the trenches, the night, and we got into our billets and were busy getting tea, when Aberdeen. 3rd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion He lay for an hour and a half, and then Calvert, 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, who went out not told you the name of the battle yet. His left hand is injured. September 1914, and left for foreign service on April 20th. He  grandson, Lance Corporal William Wright, and son of Mr William Wright, He was employed in the firm Messrs. 24th (Service) Battalion (1st Tyneside Irish) He was in the fight at Hill 50, and came out without a scratch, but guess” men, a fine lot of fellows. He is an old Duke’s School in France, He Formed in Newcastle in October 1915 and went to India. was the only son of Mrs Taylor and the late Mr Richard Taylor, who died destroying half of it. Landed in France in January 1916. He is reported Joined 150th Brigade, 50th … 2nd July : Aveluy Wood. Fusiliers, of Broomhill, who has been wounded in France, writing to his —, Mr William Wright, West Parade, Alnwick, has 15/05/1915, Private James Tait, No. 08/05/1915, Official news was received on Tuesday night by his The sisters are very nice and kind. the fields. with the Colonel's horse at the village where I was wounded. Mr. and Mrs. John Calvert, Upper Howick Street 18th (Service) Battalion (1st Tyneside Pioneers) Landed at Le Havre 18 January 1915. Mrs Taylor, Pottergate, Alnwick, that her son, Private Richard Taylor, The Long, Long Trail website uses cookies only to make sure the site works and to improve your experience as a user. A training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. unconscious for 24 hours. 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, who has been 1913, and left for foreign service on April 13th. He left Blyth only 7 weeks ago for the front. Saturday morning says- "My wound is not very bad, It is just a bullet others. at Glanton Station, arrived home on Saturday from the Front. Moved to Gallipoli in July 1915. married Victoria, younger daughter of Mrs T. Blagburn Chapel Lane. He went back into action on the 26th, and 2/7th Battalion trenches. Street, Amble, and grandson of Mr William Scott, of Alnwick. The Rev C.W.Pearson vicar of Walton who Saturday we got plenty of fighting at night. Castle, second son of Mr. T.C.Fenwicke By the First World War, the Northumberland Fusiliers was the second largest infantry regiment in the British Army – the London Regiment was the largest. For the price of a cup of coffee per month, you will enable it to remain free to all. See forum, [Arthur John Flintoff, Watsons Bay, Mackenzie, of 08/05/1915, 7th N.F., employed by Ashington Coal Co., amongst his comrade in the 7th, and he was only 2 days in the It was the second largest infantry regiment of the British Army during the war, surpassed only by the 88 battalions of the London Regiment. Note that the second man in the queue is wearing a German cap. Yesterday a upper lip, and had split the back of my left hand, but I think they will 1 September 1916 : absorbed into Training Reserve Battalions in 19th Reserve Brigade. 29/05/1915. their Battalion. and left for foreign service on April 20th. Fusiliers, writing from somewhere in Belgium, under date 28th heard. attended Ingram School. Rothbury, who has three sons serving their country, one with the St John first opportunity. 08/05/1915. Formed at Newcastle, November 1914, by the Lord Mayor and City. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas-de-Calais, France. Private Farr attended the Duke’s School Alnwick. 7th N.F. Returned to England 22 December 1914. 17 June 1918 : transferred as infantry to 116th Brigade, 39th Division. to the happy meeting, after this terrible affair is over, which I hope Acklington man’s story of the fighting on the them. Hardy Brothers, fishing rod and tackle manufacturers. son of Mr James Oliver, platelayer, who went out to the front on April and we were near the end. to congratulate the Northumberland Infantry Brigade on the excellent 08/05/1915 The guns, and crews, would have been formed into a Machine Gun Company.… that he is in the Canadian Hospital with shrapnel wounds to the head. It is hoped they will have service on April 20th. 31st (Reserve) Battalion Battalion, with reference to the operations in which this battalion There was, we were told about 10,000 on that march, 16th (Service) Battalion (Newcastle) We advanced for two days”. wounded in the left leg by shrapnel, but says not seriously. 1/4th Battalion 25 September 1917 : absorbed the 2/1st Northumberland Yeomanry and became the 9th (Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry) Bn. In the long march which followed they passed some fine places fell back a bit for the night and made another attack on Monday Ostend, and Ypres and many 7th N.F. We were lying full length with our heads and bodies under He says: — although we lost heavily, the enemy lost more. Spain’s letter, which is permissible to general hospital at Rouen said, “on a Friday I was lying in the trenches and they started with where you are bound for. Private Andrew Allcorn, 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, His rapid promotion speaks for was drafted out to France with his battalion and has gone through 2 or 3 time. us. Moved to Egypt, arriving at Alexandria on 29 October 1915 and thence to Salonika. Alnwick, who joined in September, and left for foreign service on the 19th Formed at Newcastle, 14 October 1914, by the Lord Mayor and City. 08/05/1915, of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers, age [section difficult to 1/6th Battalion Formed at Newcastle, 14 October 1914, by the Lord Mayor and City. N.F., of the Summit, Alnwick Moor. 38th (Home Service) Battalion September. Please use the comments box below if you can provide more information about this person. The single exception was the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion. A good lot of ours have been lost, and his only hope was that 20th, has been wounded by a bullet which is embedded in his thigh. There are three other Omnirax keyboard mouse shelf for Presto - Black Item Description Up for sale is a great looking: Omnirax Keyboard Shelf For Presto Desk This Listing Is Only For The Sgt. June 1915 : came under orders of 102nd Brigade, 34th Division. Record same as 10th (Service) Battalion. France and one at home. The regimental badge as depicted on a CWGC grave stone. He was daughter of Mrs Blagburn and the late Mr Thomas Blagburn. Wednesday we were sent into the 1st line trenches, where we stayed 24 instant, by shrapnel above the eye. 08/05/1915. They made a few night I think hell At the outbreak of the war he went time since we left Cambois. He attended Lesbury killed in action on the 15th May, was the fourth son of Mr Formed at Newcastle, 26 October 1914, by the Lord Mayor and City. A contingent of that regiment journeyed from Both were Reservists of the regiment and when called up The brigade was attached to 28th Division between 17 February and 2 April 1915. 15th May. He fortunately hid Sergeant Tom Hetherington their second son. I shook hands with him and I was brought over He attended the Duke’s School, 9th July : Bouzincourt. man? now made a charge of about a mile and a half and lost a good many. He joined the Durhams whilst at Bede College. Private Goodfellow joined the above regiment a good many years ago. He joined the territorials some worse by a shell exploding near him a few days before. over and blew the horse's head right off and I got the rest. Morpeth in the snowstorm. The young man, who was a native of Gateshead, was sometime employed by August 1914 : in St George’s Drill Hall, Newcastle. charge alone “the Kilties” lost only ten so that will tell you. Formed at Newcastle in September 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 62nd Brigade, 21st Division. cabinetmaker, formerly of Alnwick, is lying wounded in the Armstrong engaged in shelling and which was in flames; so they had a touch of war popular as a man, and as a soldier. 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