The Empire Battalion

The home of the Lonsdale Battalion 1914-1918

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.[1]

References / notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.88-89.

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