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Lesbury (St Mary the Virgin)

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Also of Robert their son, Sergt. N.F.

Who fell in action in France

Sept 15 1916 Aged 26 years

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Lesbury (St Mary the Virgin)

Northumberland

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Robert

Baxter

1890

Ancroft, Northumberlnd

15th September 1916

Killed in action in an advance with the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers where he was attached from the 1st/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers who were also involved in the same advance. The advance took place in an area near the Quadrangle not far from High Wood on the Somme. Unfortunately the advance was held up by the British barrage not lifting, counter attacks from the enemy and a lack of coherent planning

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Sergeant

1st/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

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