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4 September 1916 : Pte Edgar William Burn


Son of Roger and Georgina Burn, of Dodd's Lane, Alnwick, born 3 June 1894 in Eglingham, Northumberland. After schooling, Edgar became a watchmaker and apprentice dealer with T.M. Wilcox of Market Place, Alnwick. He had two younger brothers, Herbert Thomas and John. Edgar enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne. He joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, and w…

29 November 1917 2nd. Lieut. Hugh Hutchinson died of his wounds


Born 10 May 1894, Stockton on Tees, County Durham. Hugh was a Law Clerk in a solicitor's office, Smith's Dock and Co, in the Bull Ring. He enlisted with the Newcastle Commercials (Quaysiders) August 1914. After training he entered France 15 July 1915. He was out there 21 months without leave, and came home early in 1917. Discharged 31st July 1917…

008: Summer 1983


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011: Summer 1984


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1914 The Memoirs of a Volunteer by Harry Fellows


[This article first appeared in Stand To! No 11 Summer 1984 pp.34-35. At this time, there were more than 170 members of the Western Front Association who were veterans of the First World War, like Harry Fellows they shared reminiscences, their memoirs, diaries and letters. Members of the WFA have access to a growing online archive of back issues of…

021: Winter 1987


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'Avanti! The Northumberland Fusiliers and the Great War in Italy' with Tony Ball


Tony Ball will be giving a presentation on the Northumberland Fusiliers.  IMAGE: Troops of the 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers waiting for their turn for a hair cut. Toutencourt, October 1916. Imperial War Museum image Q1366.

Crossing No Man’s Land. Experience and Learning with The Northumberland Fusiliers in the Great War


Reviewed by Bob Wyatt. Crossing No Man’s Land is the 17th in Helion’s acclaimed series of Wolverhampton Military Studies. It publication was preceded by three articles by the author which appeared in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. These preliminary writings covered the regiment’s deployment on the Somme, the Territorial b…

14 September 1917 : Pte Robert Coates Walker


Robert Walker was born at Cononley, Yorkshire in 1898, the youngest of five children born to Charles Walker an accountant and insurer. At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living at Prospect House, Cononley.  Robert Walker was a clerk with Messrs.Whitworth, Armstrong & Co, Newcastle (following on from being a shopkeeper at a local Co…

Pte Jack Whiteley, 1/6th Northumberland Fusiliers


At 8.45am on Tuesday, 9 April 1918, after a 4½ hour artillery bombardment, 14 German divisions attacked on a front of 12 miles, aiming at capturing Hazebrouck with its vital rail junction. This was the German 'Georgette' offensive and was the Germans' last ‘best chance' to win the war. The following day a further series of attacks were made by the…

21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam


Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…

24 September 1917 : Petty Officer (Acting) Tommy Egdell, DCM


Tommy married Alice before the war they lived in Ashington where Tommy was a miner.  Tommy enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers 2 September 1914. He was transferred to RNVR (Hood Battalion) 7 September 1914 and served in Antwerp then with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force later serving at Passchendaele.  He was awarded the Distinguished Co…