Private Henry Wyllie

Private Henry Wyllie, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 27th March 1918 during the German Spring Offensive ( Operation Michael ) and is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonniers, Somme, France. He had enlisted in Alnwick. The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the advancing Germans. The colour photograph shows the impressive Memorial raised to the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until February 1918 when it was transferred to the 42nd ( East Lancashire ) Division as the Pioneer Battalion. It was erected near the village of Weiltje where nearby at St Julien the Division had fought its first action of the War on the 26th April 1915 only days after landing on the Continent.

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