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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one man of the 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died of unknown cause in Mombasa.

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.

9693 Lance Corporal Harry Elijah STANBRIDGE

Harry was born in Islington, Middlesex and was the son of John and Maria Stanbridge who lived at 17, Alsen Rd., Finsbury Park, London. On 28th October 1914* Harry disembarked in East Africa to join the 2nd Battalion and died in Mombasa on 4th March the following year.

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 9693
Date of Death: 04/03/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Bn.

* The Medal Index Card shows 16th October 1914, this date has been amended on the actual medal roll (as it has with several other men of the Bn.).

Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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1st Battalion: 493 – Worst day: 22/12/1914 (89)
2nd Battalion: 54 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

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

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

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 5
3rd Battalion: 2
Unknown: 1

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