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8th Lancashire Fusilers 1914


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I am looking for information about the 8th Lancs Fusilers formed / re formed in 1914 at the outbreak of WW1.

My Great Grandad Thomas born 1878 Hulme Manchester joined up in 1914 and was sent direct to Egypt but died of an "illness " 8/4/1915 and is buried at Cairo War Cemetery. I believe he joined up in Salford .

It has been suggested that he would have been a reserve or territorial to have been called up and sent away so soon after the outbreak of war.

Any information about this regiment and its formation would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi

From the LF history by Latter Vol 2:

4th Aug -19th Aug: Cross Lane, Salford

19th Aug - 9th Sept: Turton, Lancashire

10th Sept - 25th Sept: On board HMT Neuralia from Southampton to Alexandria

26th Sept - 31st Dec: Main Barracks, Abbassia

1915

1st Jan - 19th Jan: Main Barracks, Abbassia

19th Jan - 19th Mar: Mustapha Barracks, Alexandria

19th Mar - 19th April: Heliopolis

They were among the first Territorials to set foot on foreign soil

Regards

Martin

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Hi

From the LF history by Latter Vol 2:

4th Aug -19th Aug: Cross Lane, Salford

19th Aug - 9th Sept: Turton, Lancashire

10th Sept - 25th Sept: On board HMT Neuralia from Southampton to Alexandria

26th Sept - 31st Dec: Main Barracks, Abbassia

1915

1st Jan - 19th Jan: Main Barracks, Abbassia

19th Jan - 19th Mar: Mustapha Barracks, Alexandria

19th Mar - 19th April: Heliopolis

They were among the first Territorials to set foot on foreign soil

Regards

Martin

Thanks Martin,

By being a territorial would he have been a regular at one point and are there any records kept regarding territorials pre 1914?? Thanks

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