Northumberland Fusiliers

The Northumberland Fusiliers raised 51 battalions for service in the Great War, making it the second largest after the London Regiment. These included four battalions of men with Scottish affiliations and four of Irish - the 'Tyneside Scottish' and 'Tyneside Irish' brigades.

The Geordies thought a group of German pillboxes near Passchendaele resembled cottages on Tyneside, thus giving the name 'Tyne Cot 'to the cemetery which was established nearby.

Men with Lewisham connections who died while serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers and who are remembered on Lewisham War Memorials:

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