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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago two men of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died of wounds (DOW) in France. They were buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY.

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.


 1st Battalion

Battalion War Diary

9th November 1914 -Remained in trenches all day and exchanged shots with enemy snipers. Inflicted a few casualties on enemy and lost ourselves 7 killed (?) and 3 wounded. At nightfall there was a slight attack which was easily repulsed.


5188 Private CORNELIUS GREGGAINS (DOW)
1864 Private JOHN ROACH (DOW)


Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

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Regulars
1st Battalion: 300 – Worst day: 14/09/1914 (85)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

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

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

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


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One Response to On this day: 9th November 1914

  1. Bob Robinson says:

    I recently researched my great uncle’s history. He served in the 2/4 Loyal Lancs Regiment (No. 201853).His name was Edward Taylor and was a corporal at the time of his death which is recorded as being on the 9th November 1918. His resting place is in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany.

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