Royal Northumberland Fusiliers -Crete and Sudan

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Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Museum

Abbot's Tower

Alnwick Castle


NE66 1NG


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Framed and glazed roll of honour. Greatly illuminated. Names in centre, hand written within "flames". Painting in each of four corners of soldier in regimental dress through the ages. Laurel wreath curved along base and sides, entwined with ribbon naming battle honours. To the left and right are listed the names of the Commanding Officers and N.C.Os. To the left and right are listed the names of the Commanding Officers and N.C.Os. At centre is the device of the Fusiliers, a grenade, from which the "flames" spout at the top. The flames contain the names of all the Privates who served, written in a pattern which compliments the design. Around the edge of each "flame" are written the names of the Officers and N.C.Os. 33 names
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THE 1ST BATTN NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS/ THE FIGHTING FIFTH/ THE OLD AND BOLD/ QUO FALA VOCAUT/ COLONEL LIEUT. GENERAL E.A. WILLIS C.B./ LIEUT COLONEL COMMANDING/ C.G.C. MONEY.C.B./ (NAMES)/ (Left Hand Shield) A MEMENTO OF THE/ CRETAN CRISIS/ AND THE/ SUDAN CAMPAIGN / 1898/ MUSTER ROLL OF THE OFFICERS/ N.C.O.'S AND MEN/ WHO SERVED IN THE/ ABOVE EXPEDITIONS/(Right Hand Shield) IN MEMORIAM/ (CANNOT READ REMAINDER OF INSCRIPTION FROM PHOTOGRAPHS) At top left is a drawing of a Private at the time of Wilhemstahl, (June 24th 1766). At top right is a drawing of a Private at the time of the Battle of Omdurman (Sept. 2nd 1898). In bottom left hand corner is a drawing of an Officer in 1899. At bottom right is the drawing of a Private in 1899. Below the grenade is drawn a Dervish drum; crossed pennants which were trophies of Omdurman, and a scene showing the Fighting Fifth at the Battle of Omdurman. Below this are listed the Battle Honours. There is a shield drawn on the centre left, which explains the drawing, and another centre right which lists the dead.

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