When I last tried to track his records down I was told they were all lost. Hope you can Help! Numbers within the range 7400 through to 7742 were issued in early 1900 to men joining the 1st and 2nd VSCs. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. But the number could also belong to any of the TF battalions for that matter. This post will look at numbering in the two regular battalions of The Black Watch between 1881 and 1914. Joined 84th Brigade, 28th Division. Incidentally I should say that I spotted an error in what Inhave listed above; 51172 is actually LUCAS rather than Lewis.I have also turned up the following:51201 Pte Alfred Edward Walton, enlisted 10 December 1915, mobilised 5 July 1917, posted 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers same date. I welcome insights about regimental numbering but I do not have time to respond to individual research queries here. Are you able to tell me anything about him from this? Re F Malone: possibly; you could check the medal rolls in WO 100 (on Ancestry) to follow this through. Many thanks, Breda Monks, Regret I can find nothing for this man. January 1982. 11th July : In front line between Authuille Wood and Ovillers. 290339. Hi,I’m researching my g/grand fathers links to NF Fusiliers. Appendices contain the complete nominal roll of every man who served in these battalions. The Northumberland Fusiliers 1881–1935 Formation. Mike, he served with the 11th Battalion; this from the medal roll. The 1st Northumberland Fusiliers attached to 9th Infantry Brigade 3rd Division and was part of the British Expeditionary Force (John French, serving as the first Commander-in-Chief of the BEF) The First Battle of the Marne: fought between 5 and 12 September 1914 marked the end of the German sweep into France and the beginning of the trench warfare that was to characterise World War One. 1st July : Attack South of Thiepval. One of the appendices contains extracts from the Army List between 1688 and 1900. Bit of an anomaly here as well, can't find a 1917 number for him, even though he was serving in 1918 during the 24/27th amalgamation. Best wishesPaul, Thank you for your information on HindmarchBest wishes Draperju, Good afternoon PaulI have come across two Northumberland Fusiliers with special reserve numbers3/8980 Private Joseph Whitfield3/8993 Private William CurranBoth 1st BattalionI am thinking that these two originally late 1902Best wishes Draperju, Hello DraperjuNo, they date to September 1914. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Mike. I saw the following name scratched out on a rock in Bloemfontein South Africa. Regimental numbering sequences between 1881 and 1918. 6th N.F - is there anything more I can find out please? I don't really know how the categories work but I found a medal card of a distant relative and want to know more about what batallion he could have been in WW1. Other rank prisoners of war 1914. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Portsmouth. Would be worth you dropping a line to Graham Stewart on the GWF as he is the NF expert.BestPaul, Re 26/3485 I couldn't find a medal index card for this man but the number suggests 26th Battalion (that's the 26/ prefix) which was unofficially known as the 3rd Tyneside Irish.Paul, We have inherited some items through my unmarried great aunt relating to T H Hall (we believe his full name to be Thomas Hay Hall) of the Northumberland Fusiliers no. Between 1st July 1881 and 28th March 1891, The Northumberland Fusiliers recruited 3,039 men, an average of 312 men each year. Francis Albert Dixon 18th Service Northumberland Fusiliers (d.4th Sep 1917) Francis Dixon was the brother of Matthew who also died in WW1. First World War research. 5th July : Varennes. 1888 Black Mountain expedition (NW Indian frontier). When did my relative enlist? Worth trying the regimental museum, if there is one, but they won't have papers for him. Without going over this with a fine tootchcomb, possibly regular/special reserve to start, then Territorial Force (5th Battalion), then re-numbered TF (the six-digit number). In November 1919, following the end of the First World War, the war-raised battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers were disbanded. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Regular soldiers were being issued with numbers in this range in 1902 but these SR numbers are much later.Paul, Sorry about getting mixed up about Special Reserve I now understand they were similar to Territorials.On another note I have a data base on 19 Battalion and a small database on Northumberland Hussars.Are you interestedDraperju. Thought you ought to know, this entry isn't appearing in the Index.You've done some incredible work here, its really interesting. 15th July : Warloy-Baillon. Regimental number series. Landed at Le Havre 18 January 1915. This page concerns only Army numbers, as the Crabs and Andrew have (until recently) their own system.. As part of our Walting With Confidence program, here are all the possible ranges of Service Numbers the Old and Bold could possibly need to ensure that they are not outed by the first clued up squaddie they meet. Family oral history not always that reliable. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. During ww1 he went 5/2240 to 240359 (1917 renumber) were these numbers consecutive starting from the 1st battalion as I presume 5/ was the battalion number.One thing shows how you should always check. The regiment’s volunteer battalions also contributed enough men for four volunteer service companies and one volunteer section. 9th July : Bouzincourt. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers has 507 members. 10th Battalion. The addition of two regular battalions had had a dramatic effect on recruitment into the Northumberland Fusiliers and by October 1903, the regiment had passed 9800. Northumberland Fusiliers. Thank you for your comment. 2nd July : Aveluy Wood. When Britain went to war in August 1914, men joining the new wartime-service only battalions were issued with numbers from the same series that had, up until that point, been the sole preserve of the regiment’s two regular battalions. I have this series in my database but have not published it here. William McQueen be was married to Isabella Bowman and kayer had 2 sons. If you find the war diary for this battalion (housed at the National Archives in London, or maybe online by now) you'll be able to see what the battalion was doing. I am little stuck on the military career of one of the men I am studyingThomas Moscrop Hampshire RegimentDied 20/10/1918 His SDGW refers to Formerly 2787 Northumberland Fusiliers. This website uses cookies and gathers some data so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. The number is NF 44305 and belonged to my late grandfather, Private Joseph Whitehill. Hi there! Overall, the Northumberland Fusiliers was the fifth most successful recruiting infantry regiment. Various records for over 71,000 men who served with this oldest of British regiments. Landed at Le Havre 14 August 1914. What Batt was he in and why was he in a Northumberland Reg when he lived in London. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS. Northumberland Fusilier at the Front in the First World War (1914-1918), drawn by AK Lawrence, a member of the Regiment. Hi PaulI am trying to research my grandfather Corporal William Edgar Colling who I believe was a POW from 1915 to the end of the war. Instead of just having a picture and a grave, it really feels like my great uncle George's war service has come to life. [lower-alpha 3] On 7 February 1920, following the establishment of the Territorial Army (T.A. British regimental number research. Is it your experience these can be missing and is it possible I would find this elsewhere - maybe the NF own archives perhaps? The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland Various shots of them marching, Lord Mayor Mrs Grantham takes salute. WO 76. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. Just posted and I think I forgot to say he was in the Northumberland Fusiliers.Sarah, Hello SarahThere is another medal index card for this man which gives his original number 7/1891. Many thanks for the information. NE66 1NG. As author Daniel J McLean points out, "3,252 Rugbeians served in the Great The magazine itself was entitled "The Growler" and was produced monthly for the 16th(Service)Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers(Newcastle)and printed by W.L.Large & Sons Ltd, 52-54 Shields Rd, West, Newcastle-on-Tyne. On this blog you will find a lot of information about regimental numbers and the dates on which these were issued to soldiers joining the British Army between 1881 and 1918. The Fusiliers were formed in 1674 and named “Fuzileers” after their Fusil, the modern musket of the day. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. confusingly his Medal rolls card says Serg Rifle brigade Hamps and Hamps. Numbers within the range 8891 to 9090 were issued in 1901 to men joining the 3rd and 4th VSCs. Yes indeed; I am researching a man with the number 51177, so his mobilisation date seems to have been bracketed nicely. I could not find a surviving service record for this man.Paul, Thomas Hay HallSarah, if you chance across this post again, please get in touch as I have been contacted by a chap who has acquired Thomas Hay Hall's medals and would like to make contact with you.Paul, Hi, please could you help me interpereting a regimental number and its mapping to a battalion. Please see the Research tab on this blog if you are looking for specific information on a soldier. 68th Brigade / 23rd Division 3rd July : Albert area. Enter NAME, REGIMENT, NUMBER. Prior to war he was a director of his grandfather's department store. 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Royal Northumberland Fusiliers has 507 members. But it turned out it was his brother Robert Ruthen 27/600 who who served with them. The Army Service Numbers database is a database of British Army regimental numbers. British Army regiments. Do you know any information on whether this man was a pre war regular. Alnwick Why would he as a l/cpl then become a private on the creation & transfer to the 36th Btn with a new service number. Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. Thanks,Sarah, Oops! Andy, 47268 William McKenzie served with the 20th and 1/5th Battalions, Northumberland Fusiliers. A sad collection of just under 10,000 records in PIN 86. The majority of men signing up from April 1908 would have been men who, up until the 31st March, had been serving members of the 1st VF Battalion. The Northumberland Fusiliers was a regiment consisting of Infantry Battalions that would have had an MG Section as part of the Battalion Headquarters. Pictured, 237082 Sergeant Alfred James Woodley of the 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly Welsh Regiment) who died on the 27th May 1918. War, of whom 687 were killed. 59812 Private Wilfred Wood. Military research. Kia ora PaulI have a distant relative who seems to have 3 Service Numbers with the Northumberland Fusiliers - Edmund Wanlace 6151, 5/6994 and 242217. It also states something underneath about being in 'South Lancs-R' which I guess is regiment. Northumberland Fusiliers (5th Fusiliers) Note: Descriptions relating to individuals have been created using information from a nominal card index relating to Army Officers' service compiled in the 1980s, which is not comprehensive and may contain some errors Date: 1827 - 1868 Arrangement: Joined 150th … The NER Pioneers 1914-1919. He was in his 20's at the time. Age 32. He will have a medal roll entry, at least one,in WO 100 on Ancestry but I wouldn't be surprised that no service record, as such, survives. Photos, obituaries and short service records all available to view and download. Post I welcome insights about regimental numbering but I do not have time to respond to individual research queries here. • Royal Irish Fusiliers 7040001 - 7075000 • Royal Dublin Fusiliers 7075001 - 7109000 (Disbanded 1922) • Royal Irish Regiment 7109001 - 7143000 • Connaught Rangers 7143001 - 7177000 (Disbanded 1922) Hello Pam. Add to this record. The vast majority of these entries are for the period 1919-1942. it was always taken for granted that he was in the Tyneside Irish. Any steer appreciated! Add photographs. You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side. Northumberland We learn that the Northumberland Territorials have taken an active part in the fighting, and amongst the battalions engaged were the 4 th, 5 th, 6 th and 7 th Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers, the 5 th 7 th and 8 th Battalions of the Durham Light Infantry, and the 4 th Yorkshire Territorials. There's a number next to this: 63423 as well. Yes, I'd be interested in seeing the databases you mention. Abbots Tower 18th Service Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, The volume includes this Pioneer Battalion's embarkation roll from January 1916; its Roll of Honour; honours and awards and appendices, The 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Battalions, Northumberland Fusiliers during the Great War. Thank you. This post will look at regimental numbers in the regular battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers between 1881 and 1914. They were disbanded in France on 5 March 1920 and 19 September 1919, respectively. I'm now working to establish his dates for posting overseas (1st Btn) and transfer to 12th/13th. No service record but he has medal records which you can download via Ancestry. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. He would have joined the regiment in 1905 and probably appears on the 1911 census with his battalion. Through The Years. Many thanks. I’m here as I’ve recently received a marriage certificate for an ancestor (Robert Robson) and was looking to know what the abbreviations mean. Thanks in advance, Susie. Maybe this counts as further research...Cheers. Royal Berkshire Regiment - 1st & 2nd Battalions - ... 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