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  • 1691 Castleton’s Regiment (later 1st East Lancashires) embarks at Portsmouth for active service in Flanders as part of the largest English Army sent abroad since the days of Henry the Eighth.
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(108) R. Geleick
Sat, 17 December 2016 16:05:06 +0000

I have today found two historic connections from my family to Fulwood Barracks.

The first was that a distant relative, the 6th Earl of Winton was captured there during the 1715 Battle of Preston, he went to live in Italy after escaping from the Tower of London.

My father ended his WWII service in Italy and was housed in Fulwood Barracks hospital in 1945 for almost a month before going home to Manchester.

A small world.

(107) Catherine
Tue, 15 November 2016 19:20:50 +0000

I am currently researching my great uncle Thomas Duffy who was a private in the 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment during WW2. Sadly 'Tommy', who was my grandmothers twin brother, died on 21st July 1944 and is buried in the Ranville Cemetery. Aged just 22.
I am going through the process of applying for his war records, but i was wondering if anyone knows any information or stories about him?

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(106) Alexander Wilson
Fri, 11 November 2016 18:33:34 +0000

Hi Colin i was in the 1st bn Lancashire (PWV) with you even in Plymouth. get in touch would like to meet you






(105) Alexander Wilson
Tue, 8 November 2016 22:23:41 +0000

Hi Colin Alex Wilson here. I was in Hong Kong Germany i also met you in palacefields Runcorn about 25 or 30 yrs ago in a pub while i was visiting a friend. I live in Nantwich. Hope you get this

(104) Tony Foster
Sun, 6 November 2016 15:08:01 +0000

I would like to contact Pat Connor who posted a message regarding Martin Connor on 16 Feb 2014.

I am researching the WW1 dead of Darwen and I have information on Martin which I am happy to pass on to Pat. Please pass on my contact details.

Tony Foster

(103) Kel Davey
Tue, 16 August 2016 09:26:40 +0000

My GGGgrandfather Robert Davey, born 1781 at Kirby, Essex, joined the 47th Regiment of Foot, 2nd Battalion in Colchester, Essex in 1803 and discharging in 1811 after serving in Ireland. I am seeking more information about him for my family tree but cannot find any history of the 2nd Battalion's exploits during that time. He was supposed to have been a Sergeant when he discharged in Chelmsford Essex from hospital.

Comment:
We may be able to assist you with information about your ancestor. If you wish us to carry out this research, please read the information under the Research tab elsewhere on this site. Please note that all fees received for research go to the preservation of our Museum.
Alternatively, you may purchase a history of the 47th Foot, available via Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Loyal-North-Lancashire-Regiment-1741-1914/dp/1530575249/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1471339400&sr=8-16&keywords=Loyal+Regiment



(102) Robert Collingwood
Mon, 8 August 2016 11:04:53 +0000

Visiting you today because one hundred years ago, 08 Aug 1916, my grandfather Capt. Carlton Collingwood, 1/4 Battn South Lancashire Regt., was killed in action at Guillemont.
Thank you for such an excellent and informative site.

(101) Frank Scott
Wed, 13 July 2016 14:16:54 +0000

Wonderful site.
I have been researching my Great Uncle Frank SKERRITT, 29857 L. N. L. R. died 10th July 1917 no known grave remembered on the Nieuport Memorial in Belgium.

Also in the Manchester Regiment 4285.

Still trying to find him on any war memorial in Manchester no luck so far.

(100) Colin wainwright
Mon, 6 June 2016 11:43:21 +0000

Hi anyone out there that was in Hong Kong and Germany in the late 50s 60s,

Would love to hear of any of body that served with myself.. I keep in contact with Joe Bibby
Comment:
You are much more likely to have success by placing a message on one of the several Queen's Lancashire Regiment Facebook pages.



(99) Ste O
Thu, 14 April 2016 03:38:31 +0000

I served in Paderborn 1987-88. I'm looking to find two lads I trained with, then went to b company. There names john Ogden and dean Jackson. If anybody knows of any contact numbers for them, could they leave a message please. Regards Ste O'Connor
Comment:
You are much more likely to have success by placing a message on one of the several Queen's Lancashire Regiment Facebook pages.