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hi i wonder if anyone could help me. i am looking for information on my husbands grandmothers brother. this is what i have so far


Initials: F A L

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit Text: 9th Bn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 14/08/1915

Service No: 13178

Additional information: Son of William and Mary Jane Jerram, of Hursley, Winchester, Hants.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 29.


9th Battalion

Formed at Newcastle September 1914 and to Wareham area in 52nd Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division. To Wimborne December 1914, and then Wool in March 1915. To Hursley June 1915. Landed in France July 1915. Transferred to 104th Brigade, 34th Division on 3.8.17. Absorbed 2/1st Northumberland Yeomanry on 25.9.17 and became 9th (Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry) Battalion. To 183rd Brigade, 61st Division on 26.5.18. On 11.11.18 located at south of Valenciennes, at Bermerain, France.

looks like frederick joined the regiment in july 1915 when it visited hursley because that is where he lived. he died a month later in belgium.

can anyone tell me anything about this regiment and why would he be sent to france less than a month after joining and what battle would frederick have died in ?

sorry for so many questions but any information would be much appreciated. i cant find any information on his war records etc but perhaps he didnt serve long enough.

thanks linda

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You're more likely to get some help if you edit the title of the Topic so as to mention 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers specifically. This will attract in the specialists in that regiment :rolleyes:



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thanks i have changed the title hope someone out there can help. would anyone know if there is any kind of memorial tothe men of the 9th battalion?

thanks linda

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hi wondered if there were any war diaries for 1915 for this battalion ? anyone got any info on them at all for 1915. what battle they fought in etc.. any help at all would be much appreciated


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Please find attached scan from the battalion history.

It would apear your man was wounded some time before the 14th and had been evacuated.

On the day he died the battalion left the line and moved into reserve at Ridgewood.

The history is really that of B (The Quayside) Company but other companies are mentioned,.

If you can't enlarge the scan PM me with your email address and I will send you a full size scan.


John Sheen


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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Linda,

A quick search of National Archive (NA) online records drew a blank for 9th Btn War Diaries (online documents) there should be a hard copy which someone could conduct a look-up at Kew on your behalf?

I have attached a link to a website which offers on-line lookups for the 9th Btn (within a specific document - not a war diary) it may be the same document as the one 'Chinaman' has kindly offered to send you?


The online version of the NA Medal Index Card states your relative Died of Wounds (I can send you a copy if you don't have it).

I am sure a more experienced researcher on this site will be able to provide you with more comprehensive assistance.



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