This Day In History

  • 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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(58) Mike Pearce
Thu, 3 October 2013 15:25:30 +0000

Dear Sir,
Thankyou for the opportunity to visit your site. I am researching my family history and have located a member, Capt E F B Wyatt of 2 Bn South Lancashire Rgt (died 1Jan16, buried DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY Belgium). Of note, (from CWGC site) the majority of the Rgt buried here were killed April/June 1915 so there must have been substantial action at this time.

If you could recommend any historical readings of the Rgt surrounding the above dates I would be most appreciative.

Kind regards
Mike Pearce
Western Australia

The best source of information about the South Lancashire Regiment in World War I is the regimental history for the period 1914-1934, by Captain H Whalley-Kelly. Facsimile copies of this and our other regimental histories are available from the Regimental Shop of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, please see under the "Shop" tab elsewhere on this website.

(57) dave hughes
Wed, 2 October 2013 11:47:25 +0000

i was in fulwood in about 1971 the queens lancashire reg

(56) Brian Naylor
Tue, 6 August 2013 18:28:49 +0000

At last, a site I can relate to in my search for my ancestor who spent a good few years in the 30th Reg of Foot up to 1851. I certainly look forward to visiting the barracks to see if I can obtain some more info. A very well set out, and constructed site, many thanks

(55) Robert Hanson
Sun, 14 July 2013 22:24:57 +0000

I am interested in the activities of the 1st Loyals at Anzio where my father fought and was killed with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. I have visited the Beachhead many times and I am very familiar with the action a the 'Flyover' where the Loyals held the final line of defence in February 1944.
I intend to visit the museum at Fulwood Barracks during this summer (2013).

(54) Clifford Wood
Mon, 8 July 2013 23:24:20 +0000

My grandad was in the 7th battalion of East Lancs regiment, he died of wounds in 1916 and as part of my interest in all things WW1 and family connection I hope to visit you soon. Thanks for the historic content of your website most interesting and informative.

(53) david gregory
Sun, 7 July 2013 23:38:20 +0000

Researching my fathers time in the Sth Lancs Reg during ww2, this has been some help, I have a wonderful group photo of him and the QM's staff, with names and ranks and even a dog mascot taken in July 1945 in India, would love to find a town/city where they were based if anyone can help ?
keep up the good work !

(52) chris stone
Sat, 29 June 2013 00:03:53 +0000

I've not visited the museum as yet, but discovered your site whilst researching my late uncle Brigadier John "Jack" STONE CBE. Jack was commissioned into the ELR in 1933.He was Honorary Col 4 ELR in the early 70's. I believe he served with 1ELR during WW2 and was wounded at CAEN. Any further info about Jack would be gratefully received.His brother my grandfather served in the Royal Navy as did their father( who won an MBE at Suva BAY) I'm quite intrigued as to how a boy from a Devon landed up in the ELR.
Chris Stone (ex rmp)
Thank you for your note. It is possible, but cannot be guaranteed, that we may be able to provide further information about your uncle from our archives. If you wish us to carry out this research, please read the information under the Research tab elsewhere on this site, complete the application form and return by post with the appropriate fee. Please note that the Museum receives very limited official funding and all fees received for research go to the maintenance and development of the collection.

(51) Lee
Tue, 25 June 2013 04:33:08 +0000

I came across this photograph of Victoria Cross recipient Captain Mark Walker which you may like to see.

(50) Mark McCormack
Sat, 22 June 2013 01:44:28 +0000

My great (X4) grandfather (James Littleworth) joined the 82nd in 1807 I am told. He fought in the Peninsular campaigns and later in Canada... then back to Paris for a bit. Later he joined the 98th, and then the 2nd Veterans.

In 1830 he left the military and was "body guard" and coachman for the 2nd? Earl of Egremont. In 1833 he came to Canada with the Petworth Immigrants (with several of the old 82nd crew.

He joined the 27th Lambton and his unit consistently won the shooting competitions against others in Canada.

He walked from Plympton Twp to Sarnia, Ontario (15 - 20 miles) to fight during the Fenian raids but was turned away as they thought him too old.

He married (at least) 4 times and had 31 children before he died.

I just thought you all may want to know about one of your own. I am proud of him and if anyone has anything you can add to this story, would love to hear from you all.

Kindest Regards!

Mark McCormack

(49) Derek Lawson
Wed, 19 June 2013 20:22:49 +0000

Hello, enjoyed the website looking forward to visiting the museum.