A couple of points worth mentioning that are worth bearing in mind as you navigate around this website.

Can I search for specific dates?

I try to record all dates in the same format, that is day month year, in full. So if you are searching for the action at Arras where the 10th Battalion lost 60% of their fighting strength, enter the known date “11th April 1917” (including the quotation marks “—-“) in the search facility above the right-hand sidebar. All posts featuring that exact date will be returned.

Why are some Battalions well represented, while others don’t have much information at all?

At the moment my main focus is the 10th Battalion, inevitably most of the soldiers I am currently researching are from this Battalion. Once I have done as much as I can with the 10th, I will move on to another. I will still be adding non-10th soldiers fairly often though as I come across them.

I have information about a soldier of the Loyal North Lancs

If you have anything about a soldier from the Regiment, I would be very grateful if you could send it to me for inclusion on the website. Thank you very much.

Some soldiers appear in more than one category

Many soldiers were transferred between several battalions of the Regiment during this time of War. If a soldier saw service in two or more battalions he will appear in multiple sections.

Do I have to register to comment on your articles?

No, there is no need to register… however, to prevent spam, all comments are approved before they appear live on the website.

Why is each day of the 10 Bn War Diary written as separate articles?

I write another day every day. I started this project exactly 97 years after the Battalion departed for France. So if you are reading this on 22nd September 2012, today’s article will be a transcription of events on 22nd September 1915. – This section has now been suspended (Feb 13)

Is every soldier fully researched?

Not exactly, as I am documenting several thousand individuals I will invariably miss some information. I may revisit soldiers from time to time as more information is found.

Where do we get the information from?

A variety of places, but more often that not originating from the National Archives; it is published and shared under the open government licence. A great deal of information has also been reproduced from other online sources – always by kind permission of the website owner.

Can I copy your information?

No, not without our permission, or the permission of the original owner of the content. We actively protect our content and forbid any use without our prior permission. A polite email explaining how and why you want to copy our work will more than likely get our permission – but, we will take action against all those who steal it.

Can I get notified when new posts are added?

Indeed, as of 26th December 2012 I have set up the facility to read new posts in a variety of ways, including via our rss feed. We also now have a facebook page, and twitter account so you can see our new posts whilst surfing your regular social hangouts!

… more coming soon!


9 Responses to FAQs

  1. Carol Bayley says:

    Hello from Australia,
    My grandfather was in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 4th. He was Ambrose Merton Tomlinson born 23 June 1880 in London.
    Address 37 Redcliffe Square, London SW10 on British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920. The card reads “date of application (for badge) 27.6.18. No. of file 9/47/2210.
    Badge no. 384033. 1.7.18
    I would be very grateful for any more information you can help me with.
    Carol Bayley

    • admin says:

      Hi Carol,

      Unfortunately Officer papers are only available at the National Archives, Kew.. The file you need for A M Tomlinson is ref WO 374/69068. You can order a copy from their website, or there are a number of researchers who will visit in person and copy the documents for you; a quick google search should find someone who is local to Kew and can do this for you.

      Good luck with the research,

  2. Lucie says:

    Hello, I have recently been given my Great Grandad’s medals from WW1 and I have no information about him. All I know is that he served for the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. I would like to learn more about him and would be so grateful for any information that you can give me. I would like to frame his medals and I will add any information to it (and if I can obtain a photo of him this would be amazing!) he was 35072 PTE F Ginger of 1/4th Battalion. Thank you to your website, I have found a little more information

  3. May Rhoden says:

    I am searching for information on my grandfather George Cropper from Hindley Wigan Lancashire he was in The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 265388 PTE Cropper.

  4. Stephen Byrom says:

    Hello there…I am trying to find out about my Grandfather, Solomon Byrom, who I believe served in The Loyal North Lancs. He was born in 1899 and therefore would have served towards the end of WW1. He was injured in France and sent to Oswestry to convalesce. I have an embroidered velvet place mat with the insignia of the regiment on it. The chain stitching reads ” From Oswestry….To my Dear mother”. From Oswestry he was transferred to Southwell Notts. Here he was looked after by volunteer nurses and he fell in love and married my Grandmother. i would be grateful for any information you have regarding him.
    Thank you Stephen Byrom

    • admin says:

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for your message; I found that his service number was 41623 and served as a Private. He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal, sailing overseas sometime after Jan 1916. Unfortunately his service and pension records appear not to have survived. Interestingly, his father (also named Solomon) appears to have worked as an attendant at the Lancaster County Asylym.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help, best regards,

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