Royal Fusiliers

The Royal Fusiliers were also known as the City of London regiment.

In the Great War the regiment raised 47 battalions. The first four battalions were part of the Regular Army. Some battalions were formed around a nucleus of men from the same profession - 26th (Bankers) or the same area - 32nd (East Ham); there were also the so-called Public Schools and Sportsmen’s battalions. The 38th, 39th and 40th battalions were largely made up of Jewish volunteers.

The regimental HQ was in the Tower of London and the regimental museum is located there today. The regimental war memorial is in High Holborn.

Men with Lewisham connections who died while serving with the Royal Fusliers during the First World War and are remembered on Lewisham War Memorials:

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