‘B’ (Bellingham) Company

Richard Catherall Bell (centre row, 2nd from left - Porthmadog Annual Camp (Courtesy - David Alden 2006)

'Service' Battalion

'B' Company (Bellingham) notes

HQ -

Data on 112 known former members of 'D' Coy is held.

'G' Coy amalgamated with 'B' Coy during Jan 1915

Full Company strength from here on was approximately 227 officers and men

'B' Company subdivided into four platoons - 5, 6, 7 & 8

Captain Edward Cecil Dixon
Captain Edward Cecil Dixon

Officer Commanding:

Capt. Edward Cecil Dixon

His father was an Iron merchant (1891) living Malvern Street, Elswick. Edward was born in Walker, but by 1901 a bank manager in Bellingham

2nd Lt  Roger William Cranage
2nd Lt Roger William Cranage

2nd Lt Roger William Cranage

Formerly 2nd Lt in Shrewsbury School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps

2nd Lt Guy Laing Bradley
2nd Lt Guy Laing Bradley

2nd Lt Guy Laing Bradley

Guy was born in Newcastle, but living in Burswell Avenue, Hexham by 1901. His father was a Bank of England Clerk.

Colour Sgt Edward Nixon
Colour Sgt Edward Nixon

Col Sgt E. Nixon

'Reserve' Battalion (2/4th)

'B' Company notes

The 2/4th battalion became part of the newly formed 188th Bde, 63rd Divn during January 1915.

The 63rd Divn was tasked with home defence, but was disbanded in Jul 1916.

The 2/4th joined the 217th Bde, 72nd Division, but continued with home defence duties.

The 72nd Divn was broken up Jan - Apr 1918

Officer Commanding:

Capt. Herbert Goodall

Former Cadet at Leys School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps

Born Newcastle 1893
Father Arthur Goodall (b.1868 – Garforth, Yorkshire) a Chemical Manufacturer living at Dene House, Walbottle

2nd Lt Edward Noel Rees

Born Birtley, Durham

2nd Lt L. Hunting

Col Sgt

Bellingham
Bellingham
Bellingham
Bellingham