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8th Battalion, City of London (The Post Office Rifles)

During the mid-19th century an army regiment of 1,000 men was formed from employees and continued to recruit postal workers into the Territorial Force under the title '8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)'. During the First World War, the Post Office Rifles fought at Ypres and at Passchendaele, losing more than half of their fighting force at the Battle of Wurst Farm Ridge in September 1917.

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