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The 10th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers




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The 10th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers was formed at Newcastle in September 1914 and served in France with the 68th Brigade, 23rd Division from August 1915.

At the Battle of Messines the battalion, under the command of Lieut.Col. Lord Robert Manners, was on the northern edge of the ridge close to the mines at Hill 60 and The Caterpillar, the 69th and 70th Brigades lead the inital attack with the 68th Brigade following to strengthen the possitions gained.



Those who served with The 10th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Abrahams
  • Isidor Pte. d.9th Jun 1917
  • Buglass
  • Robert John Pte. d.6th Jun 1917
  • Joynes
  • H. Pte. d.6th Jun 1917
  • Logan
  • Charles Walter Pte. d.6th Jun 1917
  • Noble  
  • John Thomas Pte. d.2nd Jun 1917
  • Watson  
  • Arthur Pte. d.7th July 1917
  • Watson  
  • William Lance Sjt.




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