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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died in the UK having been wounded and sent back from France.

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.


8000 Private Samuel THOMPSON

Samuel Thompson sailed to France with the 1st Battalion on 12th August 1914. He was wounded in action, date not known, and returned to the UK on board of the hospital ship Carisbrook Castle on 17th November 1914. Samuel died as a result of his wounds at 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester on 11th February 1915 and was buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery. His sister, Ellen Horrocks, was his legal next of kin.

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Hospital Ship Carisbrook Castle, pre war.

Rank: Private
Service No: 8000
Date of Death: 11/02/1915
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: MANCHESTER (PHILIPS PARK) CEMETERY


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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Regulars
1st Battalion: 489 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 52 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

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

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

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 4
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1


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