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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…


008: Summer 1983

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011: Summer 1984

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1914 The Memoirs of a Volunteer by Harry Fellows

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[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

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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

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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…


Pte Robert Coates Walker: 14 September 1917

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37118 Pte Robert Coates Walker, 16th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers Robert Walker was a clerk with Messrs.Whitworth, Armstrong & Co, Newcastle (following on from being a shopkeeper at a local Co-op). He had formerly been a member of the National Volunteer Corps and was conscripted into the Training Reserve at Hornsea in February 1917, prior to t…