23rd Battalion (4th Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers
1914 - The Beginning.
The 4th battalion was officially authorised by the War Office on the 16th November 1914 although recruiting had continued even after the completion of the 3rd battalion. As early as the 12th November 400 men had already been carried over. As a result by 17th November Sir Thomas Oliver announced that the battalion and therefore the Tyneside Scottish Brigade were complete. The 4th Battalion arrived by train at Alnwick on the 21st April 1915 to commence its training.
The battalion arrived in France with the rest of the Brigade in January 1916 and took part in the battle of the Somme and the battle of Arras in 1917.
The battalion was reduced to cadre on 17th June 1918 and was part of the 197th Brigade near Aumale when thewar finally ended.