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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago two men of the 1st  Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died in France. One man was killed in action, the second man died of wounds on this date having been in France less than a fortnight.

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 John JACKSON was the son of William and Elizabeth Barker, of 26 Back Mount, Chorley. He was born in Charnock Richard.

Rank: Private
Service No: 2965
Date of Death: 29/03/1915 (KIA)
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

Lance Corporal Arthur DAVIS was born in Hulme yet resided in Manchester. He sailed to France to join the 1st Battalion in the Field on 16th March 1915 and died of wounds just 13 days later.

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 9406
Date of Death: 29/03/1915 (DOW)
Regiment/ The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

* Medal rolls and index card spells surname as DAVIES

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 584

1st Battalion: 507 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 55 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

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

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

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 6
3rd Battalion: 3
Unknown: 1

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