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Basic unit of the British Army, often named after the county where it recruited its soldiers, eg Northumberland Fusiliers.
Every soldier is given a number. During WW1, some had numbers prefixed (starting) with their battalion number eg 18-456 or 19-345.
Full-time professional soldiers.
Official name for gas mask.
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