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1st Battallin Royal Fusiliers 1914


andrew pugh
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Good Evening All.

Could anybody tell me where the 1st battalion Royal Fusiliers were on the 1st of December 1914 until the 31st December 1914, any help would be appreciated.

Regards Andy

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Andy,

From Ray Westlake's British Battalions in France and Belgium 1914.

26th November relieved 3rd Rifle Brigade.

December 1914

War Diary notes (1st) the issue of periscopes and 4 "Very" pistols. The former being - "Very useful but require to be made of stronger material." Private J.D.F. Murray accidentally killed by man cleaning his rifle (4th). Relieved by 3rd Rifle Brigade (5th) and to Chapelle d'Armentieres. "A" Company to reserve positions at Desplanques Farm (11th). War Diary notes approximately 2,000 enemy shells fired into Armentieres area during the night (14th). Relieved 1/16th London Regiment in line - Lille-Boulogne road on left just to east of Rue Au Bois on right (18th). Position held under heavy shell fire. Relieved by 1/16th London Regiment (23rd) and to la Chapelle d'Armentieres. Relieved 1/16th London Regiment (26th). War Diary gives total casualties for December as 14 killed or died of wounds, 18 wounded. Those for 1914 are recorded as 72 killed or died of wounds, 191 wounded.

:ph34r: He who shall remain nameless

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