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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died (D) of unknown causes in 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.

1st Battalion War Diary 

15th November 1914 – Remained in trenches until releaved by 1st Bn. Highland Light Infantry at midnight. We were very heavily shelled but had no casualties. Marched all night to VLAMEDINGHE where we remained until 10:30 AM on 16th November.

6264 Private ROBERT LAMBERT. Born in 1882 in Billington, lived in Blackburn and enlisted in Preston. Robert was married to Louise and they had two children, Horrace and Alice. Robert Lambert first joined the Loyal North Lancs in January 1900 and served with the 2nd Battalion in Malta, Gibraltar and Pretoria. When war broke out he was still under his reserve commitment and working at a print works.  He was mobilized and sailed to France on 3rd September 1914.


A note in his service papers and the article above states he was found dead and buried in the field by soldiers of the 2nd Bn. West Riding Regiment.

Rank: Private
Service No: 6264
Date of Death: 15/11/1914 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 384

1st Battalion: 323 – 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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