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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago three soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died (D) as Prisoners of War, and a forth died of wounds (DOW).

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.


Private George Peacock was born and enlisted in Petworth, Sussex. He sailed to France on 12th August 1914 and died as a Prisoner of War on 29th December.

Rank: Private
Service No: 8186
Date of Death: 29/12/1914 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY


Private William Kerfoot was born in Chorley and enlisted in Preston. He landed in France on 29th November 1914 and died exactly a month later, probably as a Prisoner of War (unconfirmed).

Rank: Private
Service No: 10713
Date of Death: 29/12/1914 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: SAINGHIN-EN-WEPPES COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Private George Aspden was born and enlisted in Preston. He sailed to France on 22nd September 1914 and died as a Prisoner of War on 29th December.

Rank: Private
Service No: 11027
Date of Death: 29/12/1914 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: SAINGHIN-EN-WEPPES COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Private Herbert Hughes was born and resided in Liverpool, he enlisted in Conway, North Wales. Herbert landed in France on 22nd September 1914. Herbert was wounded during the action at Givenchy on 22nd December 1914 and died of wounds a week later.

Rank: Private
Service No: 8924
Date of Death: 29/12/1914 (DOW)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 501

Regulars
1st Battalion: 439 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

Territorials
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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