This Day In History

  • 1799 82nd Regiment (later 2nd South Lancashires) disembarks at Gravesend on return from Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). The strength was just 24 "sergeants and drummers." When it sailed outbound from Gibraltar just 3 years and 7 months earlier it had 844 officers and men. The Regiment's total loss in Santo Domingo was 22 officers (the exact number which had embarked at Gibraltar) and 1000 men. Such was the murderous effect of fever and disease in the Caribbean islands, which accounted for far more casualties than the French ever did.
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Future Events

 

 DATE EVENT
  2019
   November
Fri 22 Friends Study Evening.  “Gallipoli 1915.” David Rogan tells the story the infamous campaign which changed the course of world history, and the pivotal parts played in it by Lancashire’s Regiments.
16 November 2019 – 18 April 2020

  December
Thu 12 Volunteers’ Christmas Lunch.
  2020
  September
Sat 26 – Fri 2 Oct Friends of the Museum annual Battlefield Tour to Gallipoli and Istanbul – Gallipoli Rose II.