|Place||Europe: United Kingdom|
|Measurement||sheet: 76.2 x 51 cm|
|Physical description||chromolithograph on paper|
Lumley, Augustus Savile
The City of London T.F.A
Johnson, Riddle & Co. Ltd.
|Place made||United Kingdom|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
4th city of London Battalion Royal Fusiliers... : recruits required at once ...
Designed by Savile Lumley, this First World War British poster aims to encourage men to enlist in the City of London Battalion. The image depicts soldiers, singing as they march along, with two women sending them off in the background. White text appears above and below the image. The Royal Fusiliers were also known as the City of London Regiment. The Regiment was first formed in 1685 by George Legge, 1st Baron of Dartmouth in order to support King James II during the Monmouth Rebellion. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was an infantry regiment of the British Army until 1968 when it was amalgamated with other regiments to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The Royal Fusiliers served with distinction in the First World War, raising 76 battalions who wore the regimental cap badge. They served on the Western Front, in Africa, the Middle East and Macedonia. Members of the Royal Fusiliers won the first two Victoria Crosses of the war near Mons in August 1914 (Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Sidney Godley), and the last two in North Russia. Augustus Savile Lumley (1810-?) was best known as a portrait and genre painter, but also did illustrations.