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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago two men of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died of wounds (DOW) and a third man died (D) of an unknown cause (although possibly by sniper fire) in France. All three men were buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.


 1st Battalion

Battalion War Diary

9th November 1914 -Remained in trenches until 10.30 PM when we were relieved by the West Riding Regt. The day was fairly quiet except for a little shelling and the snipers who managed to kill one man and wound three. The strain on the men has been terrible and the way they have borne it is deserving of all praise. We returned to the wood, east of HOOGE, and remained there in Reserve for the remainder of the night.


2658 Private JOHN HARGREAVES (DOW)
299 Corporal JOHN McGUIRE (D)
10293 Private JOHN SWAIN THEOBALD (DOW)


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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Regulars
1st Battalion: 303 – Worst day: 14/09/1914 (85)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

Territorials
1/4th Battalion: 2
1/5th Battalion: 3

New Armies
7th Battalion: 1
10th Battalion: 1

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 1
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1


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