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Faint entry in the diary of the 22nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, i.e casualties.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Ral, I thought that the information may be of use to you regarding the diary page for the 22nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 1-8th September 1918. Page 7. (Page 472 on profile). Link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003e3r They suffered a lot of casualties, unfortunately in the right hand margin they are listed but are very faint.

    I have been able to tag these casualties from research into this Battalion. Link: http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/regiment.php?pid=17598

    (Quick find in an article) If you use the Control Key and then F key (find) and enter the name of Mitchell, in a box at the top right hand corner which will come up, it should take you to the section mentioned, the name Mitchell being highlighted in orange. Could only tag faint names of S/Lt. G O Mitchell wounded, and S/Lt. J F Punsham wounded (gas). I think some of the figures may agree with the faint writing on the right hand side of the diary page, i.e

    2nd Lt GO Mitchell wounded, 34 Other Ranks wounded (gas), 1 Other Rank died of wounds, 6 Other Ranks wounded, 11 Other Ranks missing, 5 Other Ranks killed, 24 Other Ranks wounded, 2nd Lt J F Punsham wounded (gas), 27 Other Ranks wounded, 4 Other Ranks killed. These names appear right at the bottom of the article.

    By the way this Battalion was formed in my home town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I have commented upon these names of the casualties for anyone else tagging this diary.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Thanks, Marie, that's really useful information to have.

    Until a few years ago, I lived in South Shields, so I'm also always interested to see the Northumberland Fusiliers diaries.