This Day In History

  • 1943 British and American force, including 1st Loyals, lands at Anzio, Italy with no opposition. Unfortunately the Allied command fails to exploit their initial advantage. Within days the Germans have deployed substantial reinforcements and the Allies are on the defensive.
  • 1957 Under orders for Malaya, 1st Loyals embarks, with families, on the troopship Empire Orwell at Southampton for passage to Singapore.
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(118) Bernadette Cherowbriert
Mon, 19 February 2018 13:38:15 +0000

Thank you so much for all the help with my family research during my recent visit.

(117) Alexander Wilson
Wed, 8 November 2017 11:55:09 +0000

Hi Colin Just found your text great to hear from you, my number is 01270628267

(116) Colin wainwright
Mon, 30 October 2017 22:49:43 +0000

Hi Alexander Wilson colin wainwright here my phone number is 01928898084 give me a ring if u get this

(115) David C
Sat, 1 July 2017 20:37:58 +0000

I am interested in Peter McKinnes, who enrolled to serve as a volunteer in the 2nd Lancashire Regiment of Militia on 10th March 1857. His service number was 3411.

TIA David
If you wish us to to research this individual, please read the information under the Research tab elsewhere on this site. Please note that all fees received for research go towards the survival and preservation of our Museum.

(114) Paul Seville
Thu, 1 June 2017 12:53:43 +0000

Could Eric Percival please contact me regarding the picture you have from the Sgts Mess in India 1942.
Thanking You
Paul Seville

(113) Paul Seville
Sat, 20 May 2017 14:55:45 +0000

im helping a friend research his relative William Lally and the Sgts Mess at Jubbulpore was somewhere he was,, I notice Eric Percival has a photo from there,, is it possible you could let me have a copy ?
Kind Regards
Paul Seville
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(112) Barry Lister
Mon, 20 February 2017 12:56:44 +0000

My dad was in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in WWII. He was captured at Anzio and spent the rest of the war as a POW in Germany. He was marched through Italy to Germany and he suffered from a problem with his feet right through his life as a result.

He died in August 2010 at the age of 89.

(111) Christine Elmore
Tue, 14 February 2017 20:26:03 +0000

I am wondering if you have any information on where I could search for the members of the 47th Regiment of Foot. I am specifically looking for which regiment had people from the Pemberton/Wigan areas. Thank you so much for your time. I wish I could just hop across the pond and visit your museum!
The 47th Foot would certainly have recruited in the Pemberton/Wigan areas, but so would many other regiments and Corps. We could research our 47th archives if you wish, but there is no guarantee that this information is available. If you wish us to do so, please read the information under the Research tab elsewhere on this site. Please note that all fees received for research go towards the survival and preservation of our Museum.

(110) John T Walker
Fri, 6 January 2017 20:13:40 +0000

Sad news ref your young L/Cpl S Hetherington.

We here at The Final Turn in Oxford will see him pass by at apx 1530 hrs.

John on behalf of us all here. ( I am Former 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon of the three organizers from day one. ).

Their Courage and Sacrifice Will not be Forgotten.

(109) Betty McDonald
Fri, 6 January 2017 01:58:12 +0000

Found the history of the 47th Foot very interesting as my great Grandfather, Michael McMahon joined in 1852 at the age of 17 and served 21 years. It was while he was in Montreal that he met and married Mary Ann Potts. In 1882 he died in Dublin leaving Mary Ann with 4 children, my grandmother Catherine was born that same year and remained there with two of the youngest children until they were reunited in Montreal seven years later.