NEWCASTLE COMMERCIALS 16th (S) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in the Great War


This 667-page large brick of a book by a Newcastle author represents the short history of the 16th (Service) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War. The sixteenth, first known simply as ‘The Newcastle Battalion’ and later locally as the ‘Newcastle Commercials’, is notable as the first civilian-raised Kitchener battalion on Tyneside and one of the first New Army battalions to be sent overseas, presenting a history well worth preserving.

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