Our Soldiers, Our Stories

The Story of Major Joe Foster

In his own words Joe tells how he left his job as a pony lad in a Northumberland pit to join his county regiment.

The Story of Two Drummer Boys

The story of two seven-year-old boys who enlisted as Northumberland Fusiliers, one in 1800 and the other 100 years later. Find out how drummer boys have been an important part of the Fusilier family for generations.

The Story of Sergeant Jim Dibble

A fascinating story of a Second World War (1939-1945) Prisoner of War, with an overwhelming desire to escape his German captors.

The Story of Private Joseph Pickard

The inspiring story of a First World War (1914-1918) soldier’s survival, surgery and recovery.

The Story of Phoebe Hessel

The incredible story of a young woman so in love that she disguised herself as a man to join the Regiment in the 1700s.

The Story of Captain James Jackman

Find out about Captain James Jackman’s heroism and bravery on the battle field in North Africa during the Second World War (1939-1945), for which he was awarded the highest honour, a Victoria Cross.