1st / 8th Bn XX The Lancashire Fusiliers
1940 - 1942
We believe he served with 1/8th., France to Kohima!
Born 16 July 1916
He was commissioned 12 March, Army number 176083. We understand that he joined as a Private and served as such in France and the Dunkirk evacuation.
I have been through the pictures on the site, rather annoyingly (!) he is not named in any of them!
On leaving service (at rank of Captain) he took up a position as Manager of tea plantation in Assam, so he appears to have de-mobbed in India, where his son and my friend Patrick Brigg was born.
His Father was Killed on the first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916, Lance Serjeant Herbert Brigg, 20005, 22nd. Bn. Manchester regiment in the fighting at Mametz.
As ever any information would be most gratefully received.
Yours in anticipation
Take a look at the Sgt James McDonald feature
1st / 8th Bn Lancashire Fusilier
through out WW2 served in Burma and was at Dunkirk includes war diaries news paper cuttings and citations
is our biggest feature to date over 4 weeks work by us to put it on site
Fusilier (Later Captain ) Robert Day
Fusilier (Later Captain ) Robert Day was called up in April 1939
and did basic training at Wellington Barracks Bury.