This Day In History

1900 3rd (Militia) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, embodied for the duration of the Boer War
1900 2nd Boer War. Battle of Spion Kop. Two companies of 1st South Lancashires are amongst the 2,000 British troops who suffer through a long and boody day on the exposed, bullet and shell-swept crest of Spion Kop. The searing experience provides a new place-name for sites across Britain, including more than one football spectator stand.
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Chapter 16 – BETWEEN THE WARS

The 40th had remained on the North West Frontier of India throughout the war, earning the battle honour Baluchistan 1918 and Afghanistan 1919.

Between wars Lancashire battalions saw active service in Ireland, Turkey, Palestine and on the North West Frontier of the India, while other postings took them to Bermuda, Jamaica, Germany, Malta, Egypt, Sudan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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