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3 September 1915 Lt William Darnell VC died on this day

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William was born 6 April 1885 in Collingwood, Melbourne. On 15 April 1907 he married. He was in South Africa when the war was declared. He went to England on 12 February 1915 he joined the 25th Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers, as a temporary lieutenant. By early May, he was in Mombasa. In June, the Fusiliers captured Bukoba, the German base for …


'The Royal Fusiliers at The Battle of the Somme' - Talk by Jonathan Nicholls

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After his popular talk to the branch last year about the Battle of Arras, the acclaimed author and battlefield tour guide Jonathan Nicholls makes a welcome return to talk about the role of the Royal Fusiliers at the Battle of the Somme. Based mainly on interviews with veteran's from the 8th (service) Battalion (City of London Regiment) whom the sp…