I have been told by a guide at the 'In Flanders Field Museum' in Ypres, that he and many comrades were killed when the mines which they had been laying, exploded early. We are unable to provide individual research free of charge, but do offer a paid service at competitive rates, the small profit from these services will be put towards the costs of keeping this website running. He was wounded in the left thigh and the bullet exited his lower left calf. A-C. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, D-H. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Price: £12.00. I will write to Annie perhaps tomorrow. 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. There are over 39,000 East Lancashire Regiment pension and service records (for this regiment - and its antecedents) in various War Office series held at the National Archives. A duplicate battalion had been raised by the 8th (Ardwick) Battalion which on 31 July 1939 became the 7th Battalion. 5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. "I want to give you some idea of the first big "push" that I have taken any active part in. Then I found one with concrete walls 3 ft. 6in. 20th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). 23rd Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). "My object was to find shelter for an aid post, but this was very difficult, and it was a long time before I hit upon a dug-out. 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. 6th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 7th Jun 1917 Tanks in Action15th Jun 1917 Magnificent Artillery12th of January 1918 On the March 17th of February 1918 Church Parade. 10th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Alfred Kemsley 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (d.11th July 1916), Pte. ), 6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R. 53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment. Ever so many thanks for your long interesting and welcome letter to hand this morning. So you didn't hang your stocking up at Christmas but had all your presents beforehand. I'm sure your father and mother will be so glad to hear about your 'being confirmed. 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. After the first short bombardment they lifted the barrage slowly forward, and our men keen and impatient, went over the top, some going even too quickly and being hit by our own shells. Circumstances of Death. That came to hand yesterday afternoon and the first parcel I got on Sunday. 1st Battalion, Black Watch, (royal Highlanders). The Tommy is a great hero, few people at home realising in the least what he has to put up with through these advances and after them, when he is in the front line. 4th July : In front of La Boisselle. 3rd Battalion, King's Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment). 18th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). It seems to have taken it a long time to get here. 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Did he know I had left England? 2 Lieutenant Tom Brown (8073683973).jpg 800 × 800; 83 KB. For more information please see our page on. 10th (Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). The men in our division are very tired, and I hope they will soon be relieved. Husband of Clara Grimley, of I, Cottage Bank View, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, Yorks. I-M. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 27. One of those in the wood here is almost a concrete palace and is fitted with electric light, water laid on, passage looking on the various rooms and comfortable furniture in the rooms. 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 2nd Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 6th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 8th Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 3rd Battalion, Oxford & Buckinham Light Infantry. Buy Lancashire's Forgotten Heroes, 8th (Service) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War by Stephen Barker, Christopher Boardman (ISBN: 9780752448121) from Amazon's Book Store. For given time and the necessary preparation of plans beforehand, nothing can stand and face our artillery. 25th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. It is from that dug-out that I have written all this, while the Huns are shelling us heavily. In 1958 the regiment was amalgamated with the South Lancashire Regiment to form the Lancashire Regiment which was, in 1970, merged with the Loyal Regime… 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 9th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. It was one continuous roar, and the whole air must have been filled with a shield of iron. Formed at Preston in September 1914. 7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). A-K. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. M-P. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. On the outbreak of war, the units of the East Lancashire Division were at their annual training camps. 2nd Battalion, Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry. 6th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. We had taken about 1½ hours in reaching the trenches, and had lost only two men killed and one wounded, these casualties being due to the explosion of one of our own bombs as it was carried up. 7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R. 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. I marched at the end of the battalion. You say you expect I should be tired of reading your long letter before I got to the end of it but your letter was most welcome, amusing and interesting, I could have read another eight pages with enjoyment. 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 3rd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. East Lancashire Regiment (d.25th Oct 1916), Pte. Includes soldiers and non-commissioned officers of the East Lancashire Regiment of the British Army, which was created in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 30th Regiment of Foot and the 59th Regiment of Foot and in 1958 merged into the Lancashire Regiment. It was fought between French, British and Dominion forces and the German Empire in the Somme River valley and vicinity in northern France. Harold Edmondson 7th Btn. 5th Battalion,King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. The first Regimental Depot was in Burnley, but moved to Fulwood Barracks, Preston in 1898. If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. 1st Battalion,Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 7th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. I had to wait until the men had advanced about 600 yards, before I went over with the medical officer of the battalion working in conjunction with ours to establish a medical aid post, our orderlies and some of the stretcher-bearers going with us to carry our equipment. 9th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. 16th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Pte. 5th Battalion, Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry. 4th Battalion, The Quuen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). In France, William was promoted to L/Corporal on 14th October 1916. More than ever do I fail to see what the German has to gain by prolonging the war. 2nd Battalion,King's Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment). 8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). 14th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. The wound was Class 1x1. 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Returned to England, landing at Southampton 30 October 1914. Shortly afterwards, the four Territorial battalions from the regiment in 125th (Lancashire Fusiliers) Brigade landed at Helles and took part in the Second Battle of Krithia (6–8 May) under command of the 29th Division. A-K. 6th Battalion,Bedfordshire Regiment, L-Z. 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. L-Z. East Lancashire Regiment, 2nd.Lt. 4th Battalion, Cameronians, (Scottish Rifles). In 1970 it was further amalgamated with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment to form The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment. 9th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). Owen Nichols 7th Btn. All names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, Tell Grandma I also recd her letter & 10/- note with yours this morning. We advanced under a deafening noise of guns and alarming shriek of shells, but these were soon forgotten in the excitement and amazement of our surroundings. 6th Battalion,King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Frank Sagar 7th Btn. 10th Battalion, Royal Warickshire Regiment. 6th July : Shelter Wood sector. I am certain he will never beat our armies. 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. S-V. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Two mines in our own front went off, and our artillery opened fire. 1st Battalion, King's Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment). B Coy. It was snowing here yesterday but it was the dry stuff like you had in Russia and not at all inconveniencing. 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. S-V. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Trust the same old Amy. East Lancashire Regiment during WW2 During WW2 The East Lancashire regiment had 7 serving battalions. France. E-G. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. L-Z. 19th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). On 20 August the division moved into camps for training, with 7th Lancashire Fusiliers at Turton, and on 9 September it entrained for Southamptonto em… 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Library contains many many diary entries, personal letters and other documents, all transcribed into plain text. 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1st Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). It is amazing that the guns could advance so quickly over the shell-riddled ground, and that by the evening it was so well up that we forestalled an expected counter-attack from the Bosche, and he received instead from us an artillery barrage nearly as intense as the one in the beginning of the day. The first period of waiting before going into the trenches for an attack is trying to the nerves, and the period of waiting to go into the trenches before going over the top is worst still, and then, even after the attack has been made and the object gained, there is the greatest strain of all in holding the line against counter-attacks. A-G. 10h Battalion, Lincolnshire Regient. Jesse went over the top at the Somme on the 1st of July 1916. Christmas Gift Subscription now available. On our little bit of front we could have advanced much further than was allowed by our orders, we could, in fact, have gone right through, but it would have made a big salient, and caused disaster later on. 3rd Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West surrey Regiment). 7th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. Well Hilda we had Christmas puddings on Christmas Day, so perhaps those which were sent were some of the ones which your daddy has helped to pay for. This is the order of battle for the Battle of the Somme.The Battle of the Somme was an offensive fought on the Western Front during World War I from 1 July to 18 November 1916 as one of the greatest engagements of the war. I suppose they are very nice - I should like to see them. 4th Reserve Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 8th Battalion, Black Watch, (Royal Highlanders). 30 October 1914 : cam… 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. 22nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Media in category "East Lancashire Regiment" The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. I had to depend upon the postman for my Santa Clause. 6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 4th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. East Lancs Regiment East Surrey Regiment East Yorkshire Regiment Essex Regiment General Staff Gloucestershire Regiment Gordon Highlanders Grenadier Guards Hampshire Regiment Herefordshire Regiment Hertfordshire Regiment Highland Light Infantry Honourable Artillery Company Household Cavalry Indian Army Kent Cyclist Battalion Inns Of Court Officers Training Corps Irish Guards King's … 11th Battalion. Do you ......... for you to bring you home? He was reported as wounded and missing in action on the 14th November 1916. James Edward Wood 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (d.14th Oct 1916), Pte. 1940: Returned to the UK. 8th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Arthur Henry Frederick Horn 7th Btn. Age. So Noel called for my address eh? "No one can appreciate what the British army has accomplished in three years of war, until he sees the things we are now looking at, absolute and complete destruction, and desolation; the whole ground is a mass of shell holes, and yet already roads are beginning to appear, tramways and water pipes are being laid down, artillery pushed up, and hundreds of miles carrying up ammunition and rations. Sidney Taylor 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, A.P.O. 9th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Attack renewed by 6th Dorsets and 10th West Yorks with heavy casualties. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 1,117 recorded WW1 deaths for the 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. We are, however, very lucky not to be obliged not to spend our time in a shell hole. East Lancashire Regiment (d.17th October 1916), Pte. R-S. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 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