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THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS, 1914-1918
organized, the 2nd/5th Battalion was the first second-line Territorial
infantry battalion to be sent to the Expeditionary Force.
It
is a
unique distinction that the Territorial battalions of the Regiment
should have been the first of their lines to be sent on active service.
On arrival
in
Egypt, the Lancashire Fusiliers Infantry Brigade
was quartered in barracks at Abbassia, near Cairo, and there for the
present it
will
be convenient to leave them and to return to their
Regular comrades and the events which were passing in Belgium and
France.