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55017: Group of new recruits, 26th Bankers' Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

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This is a photograph of the new recruits to the Bankers' (Service) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. They later went on to Aldershot for training, landing in France in May 1916. Thier first action was at Flers in Septmeber 1916 as part of the Somme campaign, where the Battalion suffered heavy losses. Private Ernest Powell is the extreme left of the second row. In 1916, he was seconded to the Heavy Section of the Machine Gun Corps, as a member of a tank crew.

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5446.jpg| GWA_4947_scan_gjp_0002.jpg|

Subject

Powell, Ernest John

Date

November - December 1915

Date Created

01/01/1918

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Everett Sharp | Stephen Duncan | Jennifer Duncan

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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