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Remembered Today:

Royal Fusiliers War memorial


Graeme Heavey
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On my bike this morning on my way into work, I was travelling along Chancery Lane and I rembered seeing on a website about London a reference to the Royal Fusiliers memorial. I was almost past it when I spotted it and just manged to stop in time.

On it, it states that 43,000 men of the Royal Fusiliers were killed.

To be honest, I was gobsmacked. It seems a huge amount of men for one regiment to lose. I'm still gobsmacked.

Was the total exactly that - 43,000? I know the Royal Fusiliers was one of the biggest regiments pre-1914 but blimey.........

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Graeme

I've never been quite sure of the distinctions, but I wonder if the memorial combines the RF and the London Regiment.

SDGW gives 15528 for the RF and 27632 for the Londons.

John

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It says Royal Fusiliers ( City Of London Regiment ).

I know some of the London Regiment battalions were affiliated to the RF but the regt had 40-odd battalions all in.

Its a little mystery isnt it?

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Terry did the CWGC Regimental stats in a recent thread here

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...c=55115&hl=

Royal Fusiliers show 17377

London Regiment is split into Artists, Post Office etc but gives London Regiment(Royal Fusiliers) as 5705

I saw on another thread recently that someone here had access to the Times online. Maybe a report on the unveiling will throw light on the mystery?

Hywyn

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Times as ordered....

4-11-1922

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Steve.

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And Artists Impression from 1921. Is this the same memorial that was erected?

17-5-1921

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Steve.

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Steve thats great!!! I wonder if gt grandad was there? Not far acroos the Thames from Holborn to Lambeth.

I'll have another look on the way home at the number, maybe it was dirty and I misread it. We'll see.

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If that girls going to be there Steve, I'm your man!!!

Sorry been absent, been off work sick so no computer access.

Yes, had a very close inspection on the way in and the figure is 22,000. I dont know what I thought i was looking at for the life of me!!

Still, 'only' 22,000 then!!! I still get stunned at the numbers.

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