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poppyOn this day, one hundred years ago, one soldier of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died (D) in the UK; two men died of wounds (DOW) and two men were killed in action (KIA) in France. Two officers, Allason and Calrow were killed by a shell.

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.

7th October 1914 – Major Burrows, Allason, Allen, Calrow, Reid (who only joined that day), and myself were all sitting in the mess talking when a shell burst just at the door. Allason and Calrow were killed. Reid was wounded and also Major Burrows. [Source: Diary of a Second Lieutenant]

Captain Lionel Theopilus Allason; Born 3rd February 1877. Son of Alfred Allason, of 29, Randolph Crescent, London. Commissioned from the Militia in July 1901. Served in South African War as the Station Staff Officer at Vet River. Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 20th October 1914, page 8387). Landed in France on 12th August 1914. First-class German scholar.

Rank: Captain
Age: 37
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service:The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Cemetery: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL


 

Second Lieutenant William Robert Launcelot Calrow; Born 12th March 1895 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas. Son of Gerald Walton Calrow and of the late Mabel Selina Calrow. Educated at Seascale, Rugby and Sandhurst. His Auntie, Miss A B Calrow (Guardian) of 18 Linton Road, Hastings later applied for her nephew’s medals.

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service:The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn. ‘C’ Company.
Cemetery: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL


Private David Mulholland. Born in Liverpool, enlisted in Preston. Husband of Mary Hilda Colley (formerly Mulholland), of 9, Marchant Street, Preston

9410 PTE DAVID MULHOLLAND 1ST BN ON THIS DAY 7 OCT 14
Rank: Private
Service No: 9410
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (KIA)
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL


Lance Serjeant Benjamin Bettles. Born in Hazleslade, Staffordshire, lived in Pendleton, enlisted in Preston.

Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 9684
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL


Private John Sumner. Born and lived in Chorley, enlisted in Preston.

Rank: Private
Service No: 6616
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (DOW)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: LES GONARDS CEMETERY, VERSAILLES


Lance Corporal Charles Albert Cornish; Born and enlisted at Taunton, Somerset. Son of Robert Joseph and Edith Ellen Cornish; husband of Lois Cornish, of 4, Eastbourne Road, Taunton, Somerset.

Rank: Lance Corporal
Age: 29
Service No: 7005
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (DOW)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Memorial: VILLENEUVE-ST. GEORGES OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Private Matthew Crook; Born and enlisted at Bolton. Son of Mrs. E. Crook, of 7 Irma Street, Astley Bridge, Bolton.

Rank: Private
Age: 20
Service No: 1473
Date of Death: 07/10/1914 (D)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/5th Bn.
Memorial: HENBURY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

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