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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, was killed in action (KIA) in France; and another man died (D) of alcohol poisoning in the UK.

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 War Diary 

14th November 1914 – Remained in trenches at VELDHOEK all day. Nothing of note happening. Enemy were quiet in front of this portion of lines. Received reinforcements of 1 Officer (Captain Smart, West Yorkshire Regiment, attached) and 213 Other Ranks. Strength of Battalion, 2 Officers (Capt Smart and Lieutenant Hyndson) and 400 Other Ranks.

11078 Private PATRICK DOYLE. Son of Roger and Honor Doyle. Born and enlisted in Preston.

Rank: Private
Service No: 11078
Date of Death: 14/11/1914 (KIA)
Age: 42
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

4608 Private JOHN HENRY OWEN. Born in Runcorn and enlisted in Salford. Son of Jessie and David Owen, of Salford; husband of Florence Owen, of 4, Higson Street, Salford, Manchester.

Rank: Private
Service No: 4608
Date of Death: 14/11/1914 (D)
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Depot.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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1st Battalion: 322 – 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: 2
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1

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