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Cheering

One of the most famous photographs of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during WW1. It was printed in several war publications, newspapers and on postcards.

I have seen two differing captions accompanying the picture;

Loyal North Lancs Regiment cheering when ordered to the trenches

and..

Loyal North Lancs Regiment showing off their new helmets.

 

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3 Responses to Photo: Loyal North Lancs cheering

  1. Katharine Harris says:

    I have just come across this web-site; my Great Grandfather, Herbert MERCER was in 10th Bn Loyal North Lancs in WW1. I have done a lot of research on him and am happy to contribute to your web-site.

    • admin says:

      Hi Katharine,
      Thank you for your kind offer, I have sent you an email. I look forward to reading about your gt grandfather, Herbert Mercer.
      Regards,
      Paul

  2. Sharon Grant says:

    Just to say that I have this postcard in my collection. The caption on the reverse reads as follows:
    “This inspiring picture shows men of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment cheering gaily when ordered to take turn in the trenches”

    I hope this is of interest.

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