- 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.
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 Adrian Gilbert
The Real Story of the British Army in 1914, which includes a rigorous analysis of the BEF’s performance set within a dramatic narrative of the First World War’s opening campaign. Winston Churchill described the opening campaign of World War I as ‘a drama never surpassed’. The titanic clash of Europe’s armies in 1914 is one the great stories of 20th-century history, and one in which the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a notable part. Previous assessments of the BEF have held to an unshakeable belief in its exceptional performance during the battles of 1914. But closer examination of the historical record reveals a force possessing some key strengths yet undermined by other, significant failings. It describes the problems faced by commanders, grappling with the brutal realities of 20th-century warfare, and explains how the British infantry’s famed marksmanship has to be set against the inexperience and tactical shortcomings of the BEF as a whole. Available Now from Amazon.co.uk (Oct 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.
- On this day: 27th January 1915
- 4348 LCPL. C. PRICE. L.N.LAN.R
- 13109 LCPL. J. E. BARNISH. L.N.LAN.R
- 36921 PTE. G. PEMBERTON. L.N.LAN.R
- 29572 PTE. H. WATSON. L.N.LAN.R
- On this day: 26th January 1915
- On this day: 23rd January 1915
- 7963 CPL. M. BRIERLEY. L.N.LAN.R
- On this day: 22nd January 1915
- On this day: 21st January 1915
- In the shade of a stately oak tree I found a man of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He had been dead for hours. Around him all was still as the tombs. In his hands, were tightly clenched three photos – one of a woman about 30, and the others of a little girl about three, and a baby of a few months. Beside him lay a tress of bright golden hair, and down his grimy cheeks tear-tracks were to be seen like ruts in a countrylane after heavy rains. Account of a R.A.M.C soldier - December 1914