- 1st Battalion
- 2nd Battalion
- 3rd (Reserve) Battalion
- 1/4th Battalion
- 2/4th Battalion
- 3/4th and 3/5th Battalions
- 1/5th Battalion
- 2/5th Battalion
- 4/5th Battalion
- 5th Battalion
- 6th (Service) Battalion
- 7th (Service) Battalion
- 8th (Service) Battalion
- 9th (Service) Battalion
- 10th (Service) Battalion
- 11th (Reserve) Battalion
- 1/12th Battalion (Pioneers)
- 2/12th Battalion
- 13th (Home) Battalion
- 14th Battalion
- 15th (Service) Battalion
- Home Service Only
- Battalion not known
We are researching the stories of the soldiers that served with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during the First World War. This website is a place to share the stories and preserve the memory of these men. We will also include other articles of interest about the Regiment during the War of 1914-18.
We are researching soldiers from all Battalions of the Loyal North Lancs Regiment in WW1.
We began this website in July 2012, and so far has been able to tell the stories of nearly 600 soldiers. We are working hard to ensure that these brave men are not forgotten, and as always we appreciate your support.
WW1 Centenary 2014
Your Photos & Information Wanted
The main aim of this website is to give family members a place to remember their ancestors. If you have information, photographs or stories about soldiers of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment please contact us and we will publish them here creating a lasting memorial in their memory.
The portrait of 15954 Serjeant Joseph Daly (9th Battalion) was submitted by a family member in March 2014. Joseph Daly was born in Glasgow and enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in Manchester. Joseph was mortally wounded on the 7th June 1917 during the capture of Messines Ridge and died the next day. He was buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord.
The photo below was taken during the farewell concert performed by the band of the 4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Preston Market Place on 12th August 1914. The 1st Battalion were leaving for Le Havre (France), they landed the next day.
by David Huggonson
On 4 August 1914 the people of Preston received news that war had been declared. Local newspapers printed explosive headlines stating this fact, and four years of hardship, uncertainty and loss followed. From recruitment and the Pals, to women joining the war effort in munitions factories, news from the front, rationing, and eventually demobilisation, this book provides a valuable insight into the city s experience of one of the greatest events of the twentieth century. This book has been designed to inform you, the reader, of how the city coped with the war by presenting first-hand accounts. You will read letters from those who served at the front, interviews with local people who spoke of their childhood memories and extracts from local newspapers. Available Now from Amazon.co.uk (April 2014)
We are keen to find more photographs and postcards of soldiers from the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. If you have any pictures that we can use in our gallery please let us know.
- 39021 LCPL. A. NEWBOULD. L.N.LAN.R
- 15393 PTE. W. BUSBY. L.N.LAN.R
- 13636 PTE. J. H. ALSTON. L.N.LAN.R
- 1666 SJT. J. W. NUTTALL. L.N.LAN.R
- Captain Charles Murray Denton
- 16725 PTE. J. W. BLINKHORN. L.N.LAN.R
- 13817 PTE. W. A. HARDMAN. L.N.LAN.R
- 5478 LCPL. W. LEVER. L.N.LAN.R
- 12832 PTE. J. FENTON. L.N.LAN.R
- 13149 PTE. S. AINSWORTH. L.N.LAN.R
- “I firmly believe I will pull through,” he proudly stated “The Germans can break my head, but they can never break my heart”