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March 1915,

A desperate bid for freedom after capture by Germans was made by five men of the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Private John Hollows, who in January was at Longridge recovering from wounds, stated that he and four others who were taken prisoners resolved at nightfall to escape. It was decided by lot that Hollows and another private should dispose of the sentries. The two succeeded in this task and regained the British lines, but the three comrades were killed.


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One Response to Newspapers: A DARING ESCAPE

  1. […] Having returned to England, John remained in the UK until 1st Battalion were sent to France on 12 August 1914. He was present at Mons, and later nearly taken prisoner by the Germans, had it not been for his daring escape (Newspaper refers). […]

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