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4 September 1916 Pte Edgar William Burn was killed in action on this day

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Son Roger and Georgina Burn, of Dodd's Lane, Alnwick, born in 1895 in Eglingham, Northumberland. After school, he became a watchmaker and apprentice dealer with T.M. Wilcox of Market Place, Alnwick. He had two younger brothers, Herbert and John. Edgar enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne. He joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, and was trained at Rothbur…


‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’ - 8 September

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The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branch member): ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London): ‘Sinews of Victory! – Logistics & the 100 Days’ Richard van Emden (World War 1 Expert & Author): ‘1918: The Decisive…