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The 7th Btn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment served with the 19th Division near the Hollandscheschurr Farm mines, during the 1917 Battle of Messines.

The battalion was raised at Preston in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached to 56th Brigade in 19th (Western) Division. They trained at Whitchurch from December 1914 and proceeded to France on the 17th of July 1915, landing at Boulogne.

Those who served with the 7th Btn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Cotton  
  • Charles William CSM d.8th Jun 1917
  • Moran
  • J. Pte. d.15th Jun 1917
  • Porter
  • Joseph Pte. d.8th June 1917
  • Shanks  
  • Ronald Earnest d.15th Jun 1917
  • Woodward  
  • Walter Pte. d.31st Jul 1917


    Stephen Bull

    This book would serve both the amateur and seasoned historian well in their ongoing acquisition of knowledge regarding the Great War. --The Western Front Association 'Stand to!' Product Description 'Going up Beek trench on a dark night was no picnic. You started along a long narrow alley winding uphill, your hands feeling the slimy sandbag walls, your feet wary for broken duck boards round corners you dived under narrow tunnels two or three feet high, finally emerging into the comparative open of the front line trench' - Soldier, 1/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1916. Stephen Bull provides a complete picture of trench warfare, from the construction of the trenches and their different types, to the new weaponry and tactics employed in defence and attack. Alongside his compelling narrative of the campaigns fought in the trenches from 1914 to 1918, annotated trench maps highlight particular features of the trenches, while photographs, documents, and first-hand accounts
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