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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died in Africa; and another man died in the UK. Also on this day the wife of 6573 Private Alexander Done, who died of wounds in December, gave birth to their daughter and named her Alexandra.

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.

2948 Private John HORROCKS

John Horrocks enlisted into the Territorial Force at Bolton and joined the 2/5th Battalion*. He died whilst the Battalion were in Blackpool on 27th February 1915. His war gratuity was awarded to his mother, Esther.

Rank: Private
Service No: 2948
Date of Death: 27/02/1915
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd/5th Bn.

* SDGW incorrectly lists John as belonging to the 1/5th Bn.

9846 Lance Corporal Charles Henry STORRY

Charles Storry was born in Great Yarmouth and was the son of Annie Elizabeth Storry of Burnt Lane, Gorleston, Norfolk. Charles arrived in East Africa on 16th October 1914 with the initial deployment of the 2nd Battalion who had sailed from India where they were stationed when War broke out. He died in Longido (present day Tanzania) on 27th February 1915. His war gratuity was split between his mother Annie, sisters Alice and Maud, and brother John Alfred.

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 9846
Date of Death: 27/02/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Bn.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 562

1st Battalion: 491 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 53 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

1/4th Battalion: 3
1/5th Battalion: 3
2/5th Battalion: 2

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

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 5
3rd Battalion: 2
Unknown: 1

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