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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died of wounds (DOW) as a Prisoner of War (POW).

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.

Wilfred Howard Henshaw was the husband of Nancy Alice Henshaw, of Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs. Wilfred sailed to France on 22nd September 1914 with the 1st Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. During the first three months of the War he was promoted to Lance Corporal. At the battle of Givenchy 22-23rd December 1914 Wilfred was wounded in action and taken POW. He succumbed to his wounds in captivity on 30th December 1914.

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2645
Date of Death: 30/12/1914 (DOW)
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XIII. A. 12.

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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1st Battalion: 440 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

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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