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 eight soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment were killed in action (KIA) in France.

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 William Overend was born and enlisted in Liverpool. He was the son of James Overend and husband of Elizabeth Overend, of 72 Claypole Street, Earle Road, Liverpool. William had enlisted into the North Lancs in December 1902 and had previously served with the 3rd Bn, the Militia. William and Elizabeth had three sons, Frederick, James and Samuel. He sailed to France on 12th August 1914.

Rank: Private
Service No: 6991
Age: 30
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY


Private Joseph Myerscough was born and enlisted in Preston but resided in Blackpool. He was born in 1880 and had been with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment between 1899 and 1903. Following his reserve forces commitment Joseph reengaged in 1911 for another 4 years. Joseph married Maggie Jane (nee Wilson) in 1905 and they had four sons.

Rank: Private
Service No: 6217
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Private Thomas Murphy was born in Stalybridge, lived in Ashton-under-Lyne and enlisted in Manchester. Thomas enlisted into the Territorial Force in 1908 and was mobilised when War broke out. He landed in France on 12th September. Thomas was unmarried and listed his mother, Mrs M. Sullivan as his next of kin.

Rank: Private
Service No: 1223
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Private William Bolger was born and enlisted in Liverpool. He was the son of Patrick and Anastasia Bolger, of 60 Flinders Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Rank: Private
Service No: 2126
Age: 22
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Private Martin Dwyer was born and enlisted in Liverpool. He was the son of Mrs. Annie Burns, of 4, Epsom Street, Liverpool.

Rank: Private
Service No: 1140
Age: 24
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Private James Duffy was born in Ormskirk and enlisted in Preston.

Rank: Private
Service No: 5952
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Private William Henry Johnson was born and enlisted in Preston.

Rank: Private
Service No: 3413
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


Private John Malone was born and enlisted in Liverpool. He was the son of John and Catherine Malone.

Rank: Private
Service No: 1979
Age: 29
Date of Death: 03/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, ‘C Company’ 1st Bn.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Contact me

Paul McCormick

Paul McCormick is the creator and administrator for the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment website. Since 2010 he has been researching the soldiers that served during the First World War and sharing their stories on his website. You can contact Paul through the website 'Contact Me' page or on Twitter and Facebook.
Paul McCormick
Contact me

Latest posts by Paul McCormick (see all)

(This post has been visited 90 times in the last 90 days)
 

One Response to On this day: 3rd November 2014

  1. William malone says:

    You do an amazing sad and needed web site, it is hard to see names and ages of all the youth of England and Ireland and the commonwealth. I was looking for some of my Irish namesakes, and where they served during both world wars, finding a name and matching dates of birth ect with very little information has been made much easier with this site, do you only write up the casualty lists, or can you access names of soldiers who served and survived this terrible slaughter, I know my great uncle was in the what I believe to be from his army records that are very hard to read due to paper getting old and not so well written up, the eniskillen fusiliers.

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.

Close