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8th Northumberland Fusiliers January 1917


johnnie
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Dear all.

Could any members tell me where the 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers were during the first few days of January 1917? I'm trying to find out more about the loss of two men who were killed on the 3rd January, and are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Any help would be great,

Johnnie

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Johnnie

The war diary doesn't say, nor does it provide and details for 1-4 Jan except for 'in trenches' - except for stating the MO going on leave.

The diary records an officer and 6 men killed during the month, 12 men wounded and one officer DoW.

If you want to check for yourself it can be found at reference WO95/1821 on the National Archives Website.

Kind regards

Colin

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Colin.

Many thanks for the reply. I had assumed the casualties may have been a result of general losses while in the trenches, so many thanks for confirming that.

Johnnie

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