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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago sixteeen soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, were killed in action (KIA) in France. The Battalion War Diary gives no indication of how they died, simply stating the Battalion remained in a wood, East of HOOGE.

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

1920 Lance Corporal RICHARD BENNETT
3387 Corporal THOMAS BOLTON
10704 Private WILLIAM CAVNEY
11228 Private ARTHUR EARLE*
10900 Private MICHAEL FLYNN
10728 Private HENRY HAYES
9022 Lance Corporal JAMES HITCHMOUGH
3400 Private JAMES KING
11095 Private THOMAS LAMBERT
2978 Private CHARLES NOLAN
3065 Private SAMUEL ORMROD
3375 Private HERBERT PRIDE

* SDGW records surname as EDWARDS
** SDGW incorrectly also lists 10640 Private FREDERICK WHITTAKER but his actual date of death is 12/11/1917.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 381

1st Battalion: 321 – Worst day: 14/09/1914 (85)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

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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One Response to On this day: 12th November 1914

  1. Linda Whitehead says:

    Arthur Earle 11228
    Was my great uncle and did realist under the name of Alfred Earle I have the death penny in that name

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