Napoleon Series Archive 2004

Re: 8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
In Response To: Re: Captain K.T. Blamey ()

Marc & Rod

As well as the three battalions in World War I numbered 1/8th, 2/8th and 3/8th, there were two battalions in World War II.

8th Battalion was a pre-war Territorial Battalion renumbered as 1/8th Battalion 31 March 1939 and embodied on 1 September 1939. It served in the 42nd Division until approximately May 1940 when it transferred to the 4th Brigade of the 2nd Division. It went with the Division to India in June 1942 and made the campaigns in Burma, etc.

2/8th Battalion was raised a duplicate of 1/8th Battalion on 31 March 1939 and initially served in 199th Brigade of 66th Infantry Division. It was converted to a Training Battalion 1 August 1944.

Marc you could try writing to the museum at

Lancashire Fusiliers Museum
Wellington Barracks
Bolton Road
Bury
Lancashire
BL8 2PL

Good hunting.

Ron.

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