He was the son of Frederick and Eliza Rufus, of The Willows, Goostrey, Cheshire Died 24 March 1918 during the German advance through the Somme. My gt-grandfather served with the Lancashire Fusiliers during WW1. My grandfather was in the 11th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers during WW1. Robert Tonge was my great grandfather's brother. The famous photograph reproduced on this post shows men of the 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers in a communication trench near Beaumont Hamel, possibly on 1st July 1916. Lieutenant 11th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. He is buried in Faenza war cemetery in Italy. Out of 700 officers and men of the 1st Battalion who went into action, only 237 were present to answer their names when the roll was called, while the 11th Battalion lost 594 killed, wounded and missing out of the 720 in the attack. A1131Captain A.M. Montriou Tollemache, 2nd Lieutenant, Lancashire Hussars 1914-16, Captain Lancashire Fusiliers 1917-8. I also offer a comprehensive, fast and cost-effective military history research service. F431 Emily Sawyer (left) with two soldiers of the Lancashire Fusiliers, and unnamed lady, Aughton, Lancashire. He was injured while fighting at the Somme. battalions have not been included, although they too usually recruited from a specific area or occupation. 15th -19th MAY 1916, 11th LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS The 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers found themselves in the trenches at Souchez, France, 16th-19th May, 1916. Lancashire Fusiliers during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. Would be grateful for any help on the above Battalion. The Capture of "Crosbie Craters." Thomas Rufus served with A Company, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers during WW1 and was killed in action on the 14th April 1918, aged 28. This is a list of pals battalions (also called "service" or "locally raised" battalions) of the British Army during the First World War.Pre-war Territorial Force (T.F.) He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial for the Missing in Belgium. He enlisted in Manchester on 11th November 1915, arrived in Sutton-on-Hull on 21st Aug 1916 and received a gun-shot-wound on 7th June 1917. We know very little else of his story apart from what is shown on his war records. by Andrew MacKay (Operation Minor Q90) Died of wounds 13 August 1916, probably from fighting in the Pozieres area (Somme). The 69 line infantry regiments formed 142 locally raised battalions and 68 local reserve battalions. Within a few hours The East Lancashire Regiment suffered more casualties than on any other day in its long history. He was from Manchester and served in the Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Battalion. Courtesy of Alan Tollemache. Robert died at war on October 14th 1944 aged 29 years. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 1,064 recorded WW1 deaths for the 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He enlisted 7 January 1915. Follow the link for more information. He is actually named in a list of men injured on 28 September 1916 in the battalion War Diary. ... 11th (Service) Battalion Sept 1914 Formed in Codford as part of the Third New Army (K3) and then moved to Boscombe to join the 74th Brigade of the 25th Division and then moved to Hursley and then on to Malplaquet Barracks. I only have fragmentary details from WW1 pension records. Private 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He was brought back to England where after after several months he was invalided out of the army.