Northumberland Fusiliers

5th Regiment of Foot

Northumberland Fusiliers Museum
The Abbots Tower
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick
Northumberland
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1st Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Portsmouth in the 9th Brigade, 3rd Division.

2nd Bn. Regular. 04 Aug 1914 at Sabathu in the Sirhind Brigade, 3rd (Indian) Division.

3rd (Reserve) Bn. Regular. Stayed in the UK (Tyne Garrison) and supplied drafts to the Regular Battalions overseas.

1/4th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Hexham in the Northumberland Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/4th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Blyth in Nov 1914. Joined the 188th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/4th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Hexham in Jan 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/4th Bn.

1/5th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Walker, Newcastle in the Northumberland Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Newcastle in Nov 1914. Joined the 188th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/5th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Newcastle in Jan 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/5th Bn.

1/6th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at St. George’s Drill Hall, Northumberland Road Newcastle in the Northumberland Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Newcastle on 28 Dec 1914. Joined the 188th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/6th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Newcastle in Jan 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/6th Bn.

1/7th Bn. Territorial Force. 04 Aug 1914 at Alnwick in the Northumberland Brigade, Northumbrian Division (50th Div).

2/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Alnwick on 26 Sep 1914. Joined the 188th Brigade, 63rd Division.

3/7th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Alnwick in Jan 1915. Supplied drafts to the 1/7th Bn.

8th (Service) Bn. K1. Formed at Newcastle in Aug 1914 in the 34th Brigade, 11th Division.

9th (Service) Bn. K2. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 52nd Brigade, 17th Division.

10th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 68th Brigade, 23rd Division.

11th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 68th Brigade, 23rd Division.

12th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 62nd Brigade, 21st Division.

13th (Service) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 in the 62nd Brigade, 21st Division.

14th (Service) (Pioneer) Bn. K3. Formed at Newcastle in Sep 1914 attached to the 21st Division.

15th (Reserve) Bn. K4. Formed at Newcastle in Oct 1914. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the Service Battalions overseas.

16th (Service) (Newcastle Commercials) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Newcastle and Gateshead Chamber of Commerce in Sep 1914. Joined the 96th Brigade, 32nd Division.

17th (Service) (North Eastern Railway Pioneer) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Hull by the North Eastern Railway in Sep 1914 in the 32nd Division.

18th (Service) (1st Tyneside Pioneer) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 14 Oct 1914. Joined the 34th Division.

19th (Service) (2nd Tyneside Pioneer) Bn. Locally raised. Formed in Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 16 Nov 1914. Joined the 35th Division.

20th (Service) (1st Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 14 Oct 1914. Joined the 102nd Brigade, 34th Division.

21st (Service) (2nd Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 26 Sep 1914. Joined the 102nd Brigade, 34th Division.

22nd (Service) (3rd Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 05 Nov 1914. Joined the 102nd Brigade, 34th Division.

23rd (Service) (4th Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 16 Nov 1914. Joined the 102nd Brigade, 34th Division.

24th (Service) (1st Tyneside Irish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 14 Nov 1914. Joined the 103rd Brigade, 34th Division.

25th (Service) (2nd Tyneside Irish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City on 09 Nov 1914. Joined the 103rd Brigade, 34th Division.

26th (Service) (3rd Tyneside Irish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City in Nov 1914. Joined the 103rd Brigade, 34th Division.

27th (Service) (4th Tyneside Irish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Newcastle by the Lord Mayor and City in Jan 1915. Joined the 103rd Brigade, 34th Division.

28th (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Cramlington from the Depot Coys of the 18th and 19th Bns in Jul 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 18th and 19th Bns.

29th (Reserve) (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Alnwick from the Depot Coys of the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Bns in Jul 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Bns.

30th (Reserve) (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Woolsington from the Depot Coys of the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Bns in Jul 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 24th, 25th, 26th and 17th Bns.

31st (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Catterick from the Depot Coys of the 16th Bn in Nov 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 16th Bn.

32nd (Reserve) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Ripon from the Depot Coys of the 17th Bn in Nov 1915. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 17th Bn.

33rd (Reserve) (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Hornsea from the 29th (Reserve) Bn in Jun 1916. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Bns.

34th (Reserve) (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Locally raised. Formed at Hornsea from the 30th (Reserve) Bn in Jun 1916. Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Bns.

35th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at Herne Bay from the 21st Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 227th Brigade.

36th Bn. Territorial Force. Formed at St. Osyth from the 22nd Provisional Bn on 01 Jan 1917 in the 222nd Brigade.

37th (Home Service) Bn. Formed at Margate on 27 Apr 1918 in the 222nd Brigade.

38th Bn. Formed at Margate on 01 Jun 1918. Absorbed by the 22nd Bn on 18 Jun 1918.

1st Garrison Bn. Formed in Aug 1915. Went to Malta.

2nd Garrison Bn. Formed at Newcastle in Oct 1915. Went to India in Feb 1916 and joined the Sialkot Brigade, 2nd (Indian) Division.

3rd (Home Service) Garrison Bn. Formed at Sunderland in Mar 1916. Stayed in the UK.

51st Graduated Bn. Formed at Welbeck from the 238th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 206th Brigade, 69th Division.

52nd Graduated Bn. Formed at Canterbury from the 276th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 200th Brigade, 67th Division.

53rd Young Soldier Bn. Formed at Rugeley from the 5th Young Soldier Bn on 27 Oct 1917. Stayed in the UK.

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