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The 11th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

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The 11th (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 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 11th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

at the Battle of Messines

  • Adams
  • John Edward Pte. d.7th Jun 1917
  • Austerfield
  • James Hodgson Pte. d.7th Jun 1917
  • Friend
  • Percy Alfred A/Sjt.
  • Reed  
  • Thomas Pte. d.7th June 1917
  • Shields
  • Alexander Pte. d.7th Jun 1917
  • Steel  
  • Edward Pte.

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