Also known as the City of London Regiment, the Royal Fusiliers raised no fewer than 47 battalions for service in the Great War. This makes it the fifth largest after the London Regiment, Northumberland Fusiliers, Middlesex Regiment and King’s (Liverpool Regiment).
August 1914 : in Kinsale. Under command of 17th Brigade, 6th Division. Landed at St Nazaire in September 1914.
Borm Brandesburton, 1886. Son of John James and Hannah Shipley. Resided a Hull. Worked as a Waggoner on Sutton Farm. Enlisted Beverley. Formerly 2641, Yorkshire Regiment, Posted to the 4Th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Served as Private, 229074, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action, on 19/09/1918, aged 32. His army […]
121 , WALKER STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
BORN HULL OCT 1876. SON OF CAROLINE & THE LATE BARNETT SILVERSTONE, AT THIS ADDRESS. HE LIVED IN AT 195 HANBURY STREET, STEPNEY, EAST LONDON. WORKED AS A TAILOR. HE ENLISTED AT WHITEHALL. SERVED WITH THE "LONDON ARTISTS" BATTALION, AS PRIVATE, 6508, 1ST LONDON REGIMENT (ROYAL FUSILIERS). KILLED IN ACTION, AT THE SOMME, ON 07/10/1918, […]