Looking for soldiers that served prior to WW1? Find My Past is the best resource for finding information about Victorian-era Soldiers.
By far the best resource for WW1 research. WW1 Service Records, pension papers, medal index cards and casualty information.
Search through millions of archived British Newspaper Articles to find any references to your ancestors.

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. The reason for his death is not apparent in the Battalion War Diary.

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.

Extracts from 1st Battalion War Diary, 27th October – Left the field bivouac at 7am and marched through HOOGE to a large wood just east of the villiage where we bivouacked again for the whole day and night. The Battalion dug themselves in, in little bunny holes, in the trench running through the wood. Nothing unusual occurred, a gas shell came over the wood but they landed clear on the west side.

Private James Bond; Born in Everton and enlisted in Conway, North Wales. Son of Jane Bond, of 24, Dryburgh Street, Walton Road, Liverpool, and the late Richard Bond. Husband of Ann Bond, of 24, Dryburgh Street, Walton Road, Liverpool.

James disembarked in France on 15th September 1914 and was entitled to the 1914 Star and clasp, British War Medal and Victory Medal. His next of kin would also receive the Memorial Plaque and Scroll in recognition of his sacrifice.

Rank: Private
Service No: 8989
Age: 27
Date of Death: 27/10/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Paul McCormick
Contact me
Latest posts by Paul McCormick (see all)
(This post has been visited 61 times in the last 90 days)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.
%d bloggers like this:

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.