10th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). F-K. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. … 12th (Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. A-K. 12th (Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. It was owing to our having done so well and suffered so few casualties that we were not relieved. A-K. 6th Battalion,Bedfordshire Regiment, L-Z. 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. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). The wound was Class 1x1. Thank them all for contents of both parcels please. Courtesy of Paul Hughes. Records of 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment from other sources. He was recalled to the colours on 14th June 1916 and his physical condition was recorded as being "good". Harold Edmondson 7th Btn. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. ), 4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R. Trust the same old Amy. "I want to give you some idea of the first big "push" that I have taken any active part in. I am certain he will never beat our armies. 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. Mobilised in 1939 as part of 127 (Manchester) Brigade of 42nd (East Lancashire) Division. 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. The mine in Hill 60 had exploded. 6th July : Shelter Wood sector. 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. W-Z. In France, William was promoted to L/Corporal on 14th October 1916. 10th Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). East Lancs Badge.png 389 × 434; 64 KB. 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. The East Yorkshire Regiment in the Great war 1914-1918 The Roll of Honour lists the officers alphabetically by ranks without indicating the battalion or date of death; the other ranks are shown by battalions and by ranks within each battalion. Age. 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Should it reach such a position too soon, then it must wait and advance no further beyond that spot until the pre-arranged time for the next bit of advance. 27. I marched at the end of the battalion. 8th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). The final merger came in 2006 when The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment was amalgamated with the two remaining North West England … 6th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 6th Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment(. That came to hand yesterday afternoon and the first parcel I got on Sunday. The date for admission of ailment was 4th July 1916 and he was transferred for a sick convoy on 4th July 1916 on the good ship Panama. Jesse went over the top at the Somme on the 1st of July 1916. Pte. 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 2nd Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). 7th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Pte. 6th Infantry Labour Company., Devonshire Regiment. N-R. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. I should like to see what sort of work Barlow has made of it. C-D. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. They received the order to mobilise at 17.30 on 4 August, and returned to their battalion HQs, where the men were billeted close by. N-R. 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 17th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. and later to the 2nd Btn. The brigade later rejoined the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division for the Third Battle of Krithia and Battle of Krithia Vineyard. 1st Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). 5th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 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… T-V. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. At 2 a.m. the battalion moved into the Old German Support Line, east of Arras with the 7th East Yorkshire Regiment on the right flank. 56th Brigade / 19th (Western) Division . My experience of it has been when I have been out to attend to wounded in the open, that it must be awful to be in the open for long. Christmas Gift Subscription now available. 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 18th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Logos 1 Main Navigation. 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 1st Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). "Our artillery was so splendid that very few of the German guns were able to shoot, because some of our own guns were specially took off for counter battery work, i.e., to fire on the position of the German guns. 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. The ground was one mass of shell holes, you could not put your foot down except on the rim of one hole or another; it was like walking on an empty honeycomb. 6th Battalion. "We have now been at this business for eight days and have not had our boots off nor our clothes and we dare not even discard the anti-gas box respirators, which hand on our chests from the neck. A-E. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 2nd Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Warfare with our present masses of artillery is a very exact science, and so before any advance all enemy positions must be photographed, and their exact locality marked on maps. A-K. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Did he know I had left England? We sat on the floor of the dug-out, but none of us could sleep. 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Do you ......... for you to bring you home? Honours and Awards are listed in three groups: British awards, Mentioned in Despatches and Foreign awards. 3rd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Our I bet you had a good time at the Conservative Club Party. 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… 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. I-M. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. I'm sure your father and mother will be so glad to hear about your 'being confirmed. 1942 –1943: Served in South Africa, Madagascar and East Africa. Fortunately our total casualties have been comparatively small, but we have had as many in holding the ridge against counter-attacks as we had in the whole of the advance. Motto: Spectemur agendo (Let us be judged by our acts) Regimental Journal: The XXX. 11th Battalion, Queen's Own, (Royal West Kent Regiment). East Lancashire Regiment (d.7th July 1916) Albert E. Grimley died of wounds on the 7th of July 1916, aged 37 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. 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. It seems to have taken it a long time to get here. If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page. "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. 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. East Lancashire Regiment Heavy Knit Scarf One size (165 x 20cm)Comes with regiment logo embroidered on.Luxurious, heavy weight knitted scarf in classic style.100% PolyAcrylic Sale 5th Battalion, The Kings, (Livrpool Regiment). 3ed (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 7th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. "I was up all last night dressing cases, some of them being very agonising to see. I didn't hang mine up either Hilda. More than ever do I fail to see what the German has to gain by prolonging the war. 4th Battalion, Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry. Like this page to receive our updates, add a comment or ask a question. 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. A-C. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.D-H. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. The Regiment was formed initially with two battalions, the 1st Battalion being created from the former 30th Regiment of Foot, and the 2nd from the former 59th. 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. The men in our division are very tired, and I hope they will soon be relieved. 5th Battalion,King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Sent a card yesterday to Grandma for her birthday and also a small parcel (neg interest) so you must look out for them. 6th Battalion, Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry. 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Ever so many thanks for your long interesting and welcome letter to hand this morning. Well I hope I'll be in Blighty next year to do the 'same eh? 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment The 7th (Service) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment was raised at Preston in August 1914 as part of Kitchener's Second New Army and joined 56th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division. 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. 5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. East Lancashire Regiment (d.23rd July 1917), L/Cpl. At some time Jesse was gassed and was possibly taken prisoner. Media in category "East Lancashire Regiment" The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. 7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). East Lancashire Regiment. We are now on Facebook. After training he went to guard the Suez Canal on the 25th Dec. 1915, then to France on the 2nd March 1916. Library contains many many diary entries, personal letters and other documents, all transcribed into plain text. William Thomas Fielding 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (d.19th Oct 1916), Pte. ), 6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 6th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. 2nd Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A modern battle is the most appalling thing you can attempt to imagine and it is quite impossible to describe the awful shrieking of shell and rattle of machine guns. H-P. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, Q-Z. 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. On the outbreak of war, the units of the East Lancashire Division were at their annual training camps. ), 7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R. "I cannot see any end to the war at present, but I suppose there is a limit to the Hun’s endurance, and he must be getting very tired of the war, to judge by what he had to endure here. East Lancashire Regiment (d.7th June 1917). 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 13th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT. 4th July : In front of La Boisselle. The last two weeks seem like years. 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. 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, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 3rd Battalion, King's Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment). "About mid-day, I had to move forward to keep in touch with our wounded, and I found, after a night's search, another aid post. A984 John Porter of Blackpool, 2nd 4th Battalion,East Lancashire Regiment, died 13 September 1917. 2nd/1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Yeomanry. 10th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 52nd LOWLAND DIVISION. 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. It was quite impossible for any human being to face such artillery fire, and their only course was to run away. 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 19th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). var switchTo5x=false;stLight.options({publisher:'fc03f239-3fa4-46a7-8533-9662428c321a'}); Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. East Lancashire Regiment (d.8th July 1916), Sgt. As a matter of fact, everything went like clockwork, and the programme was completely fulfilled. 4th Battalion, Cameronians, (Scottish Rifles). 3rd Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West surrey Regiment). It is rather hard luck on them to have been kept here so long. 7th (Pioneer) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Wijnberg, South Africa. The regiment was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot and 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot with the militia and rifle volunteer units of eastern Lancashire. Jesse Green 11th (Accrington Pals) Btn. 2 Lieutenant Tom Brown (8073683973).jpg 800 × 800; 83 KB. Price: £2.99. ), 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R.). 10th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1st Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment: 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot: 2nd Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment : Earliest recognised formation: 30th: 1689, when raised as Viscount Castleton's Regiment: 59th: 1755, when raised as the 61st Regiment of Foot, renumbered the 59th in 1756. 13th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 4th Battalions, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). It was quite dark when we entered the trenches, and each company took up its allotted position. Ajax Modal Box. 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. I see that it is described as "Haig’s Earthquake or Hurricane Attack". 16th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. It reminds me of the cheap jokes you bought once at a Christmas Party (St James) they too had some reference to stomachs but it was inside that time and not out eh? The men are under a great strain. 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 17th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). 2nd Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. 1 Jul 58: Amalgamated with 1st Bn, The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers), to form 1st Bn, The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) 2nd Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment 12th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 4th Battalion, The Quuen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Colchester and part of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. I-M. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 3rd Dragoon Guards, (Prince of Wales's Own). Mother's maiden name was Foley. 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 23rd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 8th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. The East Lancashire Regiment0. Attack towards Contalmaison. 25th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 21st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Tell Grandma I also recd her letter & 10/- note with yours this morning. I'm glad all your teeth fillings are completed now and I�ll bet you 'are glad also its an awfully "nice" procedure I know especially when there is any gold work to be done. For more information please see our page on. 20th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 1st Battalion, King's Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment). 1st July : Albert area. South Lancs Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers) (d.14th Nov 1916). S-V. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 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. 8th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Panzerdivision) war eine Infanterie- und spätere Panzerdivision der British Army, die auf eine lange Verbandsgeschichte zurückblickt.Die 4th Division (UK) nahm an den Napoleonischen Kriegen, am Krimkrieg, sowie Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg teil. 5th Battalion, cameronians (Scottish Rifles. 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. 3rd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 4th Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. 6th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Few people at home realise that in modern warfare everything is worked out to the smallest detail beforehand. A-K. 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment L-Z. 5th Battalion, King's Own, (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Formed at Preston in September 1914. 6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 18th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Alfred Kemsley 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (d.11th July 1916), Pte. On 10 August the TF was invited to volunteer for overseas service, and within a few days 90 per cent of the division had accepted. 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters,(N&D Reg). 14th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. I suppose they are very nice - I should like to see them. E-G. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Sidney Taylor 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, A.P.O. I never imagined that such a picture of destruction and desolation could exist, the German trenches having totally disappeared. 8th Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 3rd Battalion, Oxford & Buckinham Light Infantry. 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. For given time and the necessary preparation of plans beforehand, nothing can stand and face our artillery. 2nd Battalion, Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry. 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 12th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 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. 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. We currently have a huge backlog of stories and historical documents which need to be edited or transcribed for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Jesse received payment in German Marks whilst a POW. I can just picture Amy relating the story of the Scotch soldier I'm sure she would have a shock its a wonder she isn't cross eyed with that. W-Z. 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. 1st Battalion, Oxford & buckingham Light Infantry. Pte. 5th Battalion, Oxford & Buckingham Light Infantry. Two mines in our own front went off, and our artillery opened fire. - 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment during the Great War -. 7th Battalion The Manchester Regiment (TA) As per the newly formed 6th Battalion . The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers. Then I found one with concrete walls 3 ft. 6in. 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. The sight of it all make one sick of the brutality of man to his fellow man; almost sick of life itself, and leaves a feeling of utter misery and loneliness. 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 12th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Frederick Gordon Laverick 7th Btn. Husband of Clara Grimley, of I, Cottage Bank View, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, Yorks. CSM. 10th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 10th Battalion, Royal Warickshire Regiment. to help with the costs of keeping the site running. 7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. It was snowing here yesterday but it was the dry stuff like you had in Russia and not at all inconveniencing. Pte. 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R.). 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (W.R.R. North Staffordshire Regiment. The regiment was formed as the county regiment for East Lancashire in the 1881 Childers reforms, by amalgamating the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment and the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment. 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. The East Lancashire Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 – 1958 , now amalgamated as part of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Circumstances of Death. 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. The bombardment was 20 per cent heavier than on any previous occasion. Show — Main Navigation Hide — Main Navigation. Regiment Archives: East Lancashire Regiment. 6th Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). The Hun makes much more substantial du-outs than we. You seem to have done pretty well. Machine Gun Battalion, Royal Naval Division. 8th battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 4th Battalion, North Staffordhire Regiment. 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. "The Huns retreated as fast as possible, and put up no fight at all, and very soon prisoners began to come in. 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. He was wounded in the left thigh and the bullet exited his lower left calf. 1st Battalion,Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Records of 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment from other sources. B. E. F. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 2nd Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 10th (Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs, (East Kent Regiment). Die 4th Armoured Division (deutsch 4. A duplicate battalion had been raised by the 8th (Ardwick) Battalion which on 31 July 1939 became the 7th Battalion. 11th Battalion, The Queen's, (Royal West Surrey regiment). 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. 5th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). 12th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. An advance is planned to time, and there is an exact time at which each company or battalion has to take up a particular position. I have often wondered about him but have not written to anyone at Dr. Marsden's for about six months so I guess Ernest Barlow (dentist) would tell them. "I went to the headquarters’ dug-out of my battalion. 7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. 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. 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. Want to find out more about your relative's service? 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. S 17 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. If you can provide any additional information, please add it here. On 7th July the 2nd East Lancashires attacked Contalmaison, on 14th-15th the 8th East Lancashires and the 1st and 10th Loyals were in action around Pozieres, where the former suffered 374 casualties, while on the 23rd the 1st Loyal North Lancashires and the three … 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Ajax Modal Box Content × G992 Unnamed pals, Shropshire Light Infantry and East Lancashire Regiment (seated), France, July 1917. 20th Battalion, The Kings, (Liverpool Regiment). It was very impressive, and one could not help wondering how many of those brave fellows would ever come back and imagining what most of them must be thinking of. Explore the Records. Well Hilda I don't think I have much more today I shall be glad to hear from you have time. 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 … This was in the new reserve trenches. "My division was in the front line of the attack, and we marched into the trenches on the evening of June 6th. 1st (Regular) Battalion: 1940, 1944 – 1945: The Battalion during this time served in North West Europe; 2nd (Regular) Battalion: September 1939: The Battalion was in India at outbreak of war. Attack renewed by 6th Dorsets and 10th West Yorks with heavy casualties. Probably it was of home and of those they loved, for there was a certain quiet solemnity about our departure. 21st (Labour) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. I had to depend upon the postman for my Santa Clause. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. It was the former German dressing station, and consisted of a very fine 2 ft. concrete-walled dug-out, and here we captured a quantity of medical stores, two German doctors, and 30 Red Cross orderlies. I expect the poor blighter will be glad to chuck it when this sort of thing happens all along the line. This is of course a long business in itself, and it is for this reason that progress on the Western front is slow, and that the war may last a long time should the Hun choose to fight it out to a finish. 6th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment. East Lancashire Regiment (d.17th October 1916), Pte. Adams Bertie James. 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. I do not know how our men have endured what they have gone through since June 7th, and especially the shelling yesterday. 4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Arthur Henry Frederick Horn 7th Btn. So Noel called for my address eh? Our casualties, fortunately, were few at this time, and those we had were chiefly caused by the men’s excessive eagerness, and a few were due to some of our shells bursting prematurely. L-S. 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.T-Z. 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles. 4th Reserve Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 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. 8th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. 3rd Battalion, King's On Scottish Borderers. The cap badge has a sphinx resting on a tablet was awarded to the 30th foot in 1802 to mark it’s participation in … 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 20th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, (N&D Reg). 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, Cont. 14th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Unfortunately, it was impossible to get the wounded down into the dug-out, so we dressed them all out in the open, and then stretcher-bearers carried them back. 2-inch mortar team of the 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, keep up covering fire during the advance on Pinbaw, December 1944.jpg 800 × 779; 91 KB. Attack and taking of Heligoland Redoubt and Sausage Redoubt. 10th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from East Lancashire Regiment.. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! 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