Captain Jude - 10th Battalion

Captain Jude – 10th Battalion

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.

If you have an interest in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during WW1, would like help researching your own ancestors, or have any other comments about the website please get in touch.

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.


15954 Serjeant Joseph Daly of the 9th Battalion.

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.

Preston Market Place, August 12, 1914


Challenge of Battle

by Adrian Gilbert

chalbatThe 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 (Oct 2014)



A group of soldiers of the 4th Battalion

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.


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