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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died (D) in Germany as a prisoner of war; and one soldier of the 2nd Battalion died from unknown causes in East Africa.

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.


Frederick Carter was born in Ardwick and lived in Gorton. Frederick first enlisted in Preston when he was 18 years old in July 1898. He served with the 2nd Battalion in Malta, the Mediterranean and South Africa until December 1906 when he joined the Reserves. He married Elsie Brown on 1st April 1914 and they lived at Higher Temple Street in Manchester.

On the 5th August 1914 Frederick recalled from the Reserves. He was mobilised and joined the 1st Battalion on 31st August, sailing to France to join the rest of the Battalion who had sailed earlier that month. Frederick died on 20th January 1915 as a prisoner in Gustrow POW camp hut hospital, the cause of death was ‘inflammation of the lungs’. He was 32 years old. The date or place of his capture is not known for certain, however it is likely he went missing on 22nd December at Givenchy.

His wife Elsie, who was now living at 79 Kempston Street, off London Road, Liverpool received her late husband’s medals and the memorial plaque and scroll in recognition of his sacrifice.

Rank: Private
Service No: 5977
Date of Death: 20/01/1915 (D)
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.


William Clarke was born in Drogheda, Ireland and enlisted in the Army at Preston. William was with the 2nd Battalion in India when the war broke out and sailed with them to German East Africa on 16th October 1914. William died of unknown causes on 20th January 1915. He was buried at Kajiado cemetry, near Nairobi.

Rank: Private
Service No: 9179
Date of Death: 20/01/1915 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Bn.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 513

1st Battalion: 449 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 52 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

1/4th Battalion: 3
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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