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Lt - Second
Lieutenant - lowest commissioned rank - platoon
Brigade. An infantry Brigade at this time was usually
comprised of 4 Battalions.
Bn - Battalion.
A full strength infantry battalion at this time
would comprise 1021 men.
Rank of Captain. Company Commander.
Company. 234 men in full strength Coy. 4 Coys in
Rank of Corporal.
Division. Approximately 18,000 men in a full strength
Durham Light Infantry. British army regiment with
5 Battalions in the 50th Divn.
Rank of Lance Corporal.
Northumberland Fusiliers. British army regiment with
4 Battalions in the 50th Divn.
Lowest infantry rank of Private.
Popular slang name for a high velocity German artillery
shell. Describes the sound it made passing through
the air and on explosion.