The Empire Battalion
The Empire Battalion: The 17th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, raised in August, 1914, by a committee of wealthy men styled "The British Empire Committee." It was raised to full strength in ten days, and was completely provided, equipped, and hutted at the expense of the Committee.
References / notesEdit
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.88-89.
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