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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago an officer of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment was killed in action (KIA) in France; and a soldier of the 1/4th Battalion died (D) in the UK.

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.


Captain Herbert Frank Brownlow Ryley was born on 11th September 1878 and first joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1899. He was the son of Laura Mary Poulter and Frank Ryley. His father was a Lieutenant with the 81st Regiment and as such Herbert was born in Dalhouse, India.

Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 02/11/1914 (KIA)
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Menin Gate - October 2014

Photographed at Menin Gate – October 2014


Private Robinson Parkinson was born and enlisted in Lytham. He was the son of Alfred and Margaret Parkinson. Robinson died of meningitis whilst training in Swindon. He was 18 years old and had previously been employed as a painter.

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Rank: Private
Service No: 1085
Age: 18
Date of Death: 02/11/1914 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn.
Memorial: LYTHAM (ST. JOHN THE DIVINE) CHURCHYARD

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