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Northumberland Fusiliers

17th Battalion

NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS

(North Eastern Railway Pioneers)

Pioneers Battalion of the 32nd Division then G.H.Q. Railway Construction Troops

 

1st July : Attack of Thiepval and Leipzig Salient.

Until mid-July : Works in Authuile, Bouzincourt and Aveluy area.

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19th October : Transferred to the G.H.Q. Railway Construction Troops.

October : Works in Englebelmer/Martinsart area.

November : Works in Aveluy / Mouquet Farm area.

 

26 names (23 with the 32nd Division and 3 with the G.H.Q. Railway Construction Troops)

17/598   Private

Tom

BALDWINSON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 34

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/1281    Private

George Dugdale

BANNING

Died in service on the 5th July 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

17/77   Private

Frank

BAYS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Authuile Military Cemetery

 

17/84    Private

John

BOLTON

Killed in action on the 10th July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/8    Corporal

James Marshall

BURT

Killed in action on the 29th June 1916

Rest in peace in Authuile Military Cemetery

 

17/1405    Private

Jacob Ralph

COLLING

Died of wounds on the 5th July 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Wimereux Communal Cemetery

 

17/1127    Corporal

William

CRISP

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in London Cemetery and Extension

 

17/498    Lance Corporal

Robert

CROSBY

Died of wounds on the 6th July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Heilly Station Cemetery

 

17/500   Private

Edward

DALBY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Blighty Valley Cemetery

 

17/629    Lance Corporal

Harry

DALE

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916

Rest in peace in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/1131    Lance Corporal

John James

DUNN

Killed in action on the 20th October 1916

Rest in peace in Forceville Communal Cemetery & Extension

 

17/1501    Private

William

FORSTER

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/650    Private

Valentine

GENT

Killed in action on the 4th July 1916

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

Second Lieutenant

Harry Gordon

GERMAIN

Killed in action on the 12th July 1916 - Age 28

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

17/119    Lance Corporal

Frederick

HALLAM

Killed in action on the 12th July 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/321    Private

Sydney

LEEMING

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

17/322    Private

Henry

LITTLE

Killed in action on the 20th October 1916 - Age 33

Rest in peace in Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/685    Private

Robert

LONGSTAFF

Died of wounds on the 17th July 1916 - Age 38

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

17/1114    Private

William

McLAREN

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 28

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/336    Sergeant

Sydney Kneebon

MORRIS

Died of wounds on the 10th July 1916 - Age 23

Rest in peace in Heilly Station Cemetery

 

17/1092    Lance Corporal

William John Winter

NICHOLS

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916 - Age 36

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

17/448    Private

John William

OXTOBY

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 23

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/567     Private

Alfred Robert

SMITH

Died of wounds on the 7th November 1916

Rest in peace in South Shields (St Simon) Churchyard

 

17/738    Private

Joseph

STAPLES

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

17/871    Private

Alfred

TAPLIN

Died of wounds on the 8th November 1916

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

 

17/958    Private

Thomas William

WEBSTER

Died of wounds on the 6th July 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Heilly Station Cemetery