The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. But it turned out it was his brother Robert Ruthen 27/600 who who served with them. I saw the following name scratched out on a rock in Bloemfontein South Africa. Many thanks for the information. I interviewed Charles Quinnell at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea on the 25th DETAIL PDF SURNAME RANK FORENAMES SERVICE NUMBER UNIT REGIMENT ALSO KNOWN AS; View: Alcock: Private: Edward: 22/1152: 22nd Battalion: Northumberland Fusiliers: Tyneside Scottish Post The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland Abbots Tower Alnwick Castle Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1NG. An incomplete collection of attestations for the Royal Artillery. When did my grandfather join up? 6th N.F - is there anything more I can find out please? Andy, 47268 William McKenzie served with the 20th and 1/5th Battalions, Northumberland Fusiliers. Many thanks. His Name was Walter Fearnehough and the card says he was service number 9192 in Northumberland Fusiliers. ", 3/5th Bn numbers were taken from the same sequence used by the original 5th and later the 1/5th, 2/5th etc. This is an index compiled from papers at The National Archives. Been doing a bit of digging on my Great Grandfather, John Ruthen, Northumberland Fusilier pre-ww1 and during ww1. Company: recruited in Hexham, with a drill station at Acomb. 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. Hi I am researching my family tree and my great grandfather Robert Glass served in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 3/8753 T/309931 I believe he was killed in action and was wondering where he was buried? Other rank prisoners of war 1914. I am researching NF James McDonald #2862 captured during the Boer War. It also states something underneath about being in 'South Lancs-R' which I guess is regiment. If you want me to undertake paid research, please follow the instructions on the RESEARCH tab.". The regiment’s recruitment ranking leapt from 54th to 4th place. At the The photo on this post shows men of the 1/4th Battalion in November 1914. "Thank you for visiting this blog. The following year, The Territorial Year Book for 1910 recorded that the 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. Regimental numbering sequences between 1881 and 1918. My grandfather was a sgt in the fuseliers and returned safely to Wooler to his family. Use the regimental numbers above to estimate when a man would have joined this Yes, service papers are very much incomplete. Northumberland Fusiliers - 6th (City) Battalion (T... Northumberland Fusiliers - 5th Battalion (Territor... Northumberland Fusiliers - 7th Battalion (Territor... 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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. D Family oral history not always that reliable. Bond of Sacrifice: WW1 officer casualties, Royal Naval Division service records 1914-1920, Royal Warwickshire Regiment - 7th Bn (TF), Royal Warwickshire Regiment - 5th & 6th Bns (TF). Thank you. Early in 1915, after an Army reorganisation, the Service battalion became known as the 1/4th (1st line battalion) and the Reserve battalion as the 2/4th (2nd line battalion). attended camp in 1908 for 8 days and 61 attended for 15 days. Follow the link for more information. The 4th An account of the 5th Regiment of Foot and the Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880, A History of the Northumberland Fusiliers 1674-1902. 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Men from the 1st and 2nd VSCs sailed with their officers for South Africa aboard the SS Avondale Castle on the 23rd February 1900. All of these numbers are 'researchable' and would tell you when he joined/transferred. This in turn indicates that he joined the 7th (Territorial Force) Battalion in August 1914. The Army Service Numbers database is a database of British Army regimental numbers. The It looks like he's this man, Susie: https://britisharmyancestors.co.uk/search-result/?q=r*+robson+north*+fus*+*3469. These women were all widowed during the First World War. I'm now working to establish his dates for posting overseas (1st Btn) and transfer to 12th/13th. I am trying to trace my Great Grand Fathers brother Thomas Kennedy who was born in Dublin and was in the Northumberland Fusiliers. 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. Recruitment continued apace in the early 1900s and by 1st June 1911 the regiment had well and truly passed 9,999 and was issuing number 3090 from a new number series to its latest recruit, an average of 505 men recruited per annum during the decade, and an overall average of 435 men per annum since the regiment had been formed thirty years earlier. Part of 9th Brigade, 3rd Division. documentaries. Click on the links to read more. Do have any info on the 3/5 NF service numbers & its transfer to 22nd Provisional Btn. Bibliography: p. 229-230. There's a number next to this: 63423 as well. 1291 joined on the 9th January 1914 The vast majority of these entries are for the period 1919-1942. battalion becoming the 2/4th Battalion. 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. British regimental number research. A 3/4th Battalion would be formed in No service record but he has medal records which you can download via Ancestry. When did my relative enlist? I have this series in my database but have not published it here. Here are some sample regimental numbers and joining dates for the the 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. The 3rd Battalion was raised at York on the 10th January 1900 and the 4th Battalion at York on the 17th February 1900. British Army regiments. 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. This post will look at regimental numbers in the regular battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers between 1881 and 1914. A History of the 1st and 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers, 1914-1918. These women were all widowed during the First World War. Yes, I'd be interested in seeing the databases you mention. Thought you ought to know, this entry isn't appearing in the Index.You've done some incredible work here, its really interesting. And finally... to search for photos of Instead of just having a picture and a grave, it really feels like my great uncle George's war service has come to life. But the number could also belong to any of the TF battalions for that matter. Worth trying the regimental museum, if there is one, but they won't have papers for him. Search thousands of identified photos, obituaries and service records of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers. 2. Hi,I’m researching my g/grand fathers links to NF Fusiliers. Of the sixty-nine infantry regiments recruiting at this time, The Northumberland Fusiliers was the fifty-fourth most effective recruiter. He fought and died in the 2nd Boer War I believe approx March 1901. This is an index compiled from papers at The National Archives. His service number was 47268, but no indication on his battalion. Ancestors website. "I'm really pleased with the work you have provided, it's been worth every penny and is an excellent service that I would recommend to anyone interested. Thanks in advance, Susie. Company: recruited at Bellingham with drill stations at Plashett, Otterburn Mike, he served with the 11th Battalion; this from the medal roll. Landed at Le Havre 14 August 1914. Attested to 3rd Btn then ended up in 5th Battalion at some point. He was obviously still with the battalion when it was re-numbered in 1917 (that's when his six digit number was issued) and he survived the war. Landed at Le Havre 18 January 1915. First World War research. strength of the battalion in 1909 had risen to 19 officers and 548 men. 976 joined on the 4th April 1912 He is mentioned in dispatches (supplement to the London Gazette May 22nd 1917) as being co. sergeant and acting regimental sergeant major at that time. Remember. Various records for over 71,000 men who served with this oldest of British regiments. Add photographs. joining dates for the the 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. your Northumberland Fusiliers ancestors, check my. An incomplete collection of attestations for the Royal Artillery. I research soldiers! War, of whom 687 were killed. 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. Recruitment rates leapt during the next decade, largely as the result of the addition of another two regular battalions during the South African War period. Many thanks,Pam. Between 1st July 1881 and 28th March 1891, The Northumberland Fusiliers recruited 3,039 men, an average of 312 men each year. Suggests military experience.Best wishes Draperju, Hello Alain, how are you?Quite possible that he was a regular who joined in 1910. As author Daniel J McLean points out, "3,252 Rugbeians served in the Great 20th (Service) Battalion, (1st Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers. First World War research. Thanks,Sarah, Oops! DETAIL PDF SURNAME RANK FORENAMES SERVICE NUMBER UNIT REGIMENT ALSO KNOWN AS; View: Agnew: Private: Michael: 27/792: 27th Battalion: Northumberland Fusiliers: Tyneside Irish Joined 84th Brigade, 28th Division. "I'm really pleased with the work you have provided, it's been worth every penny and is an excellent service that I would recommend to anyone interested. 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