This Day In History

1918 Battle of The Lys - Battle of Hazebrouck. In the face of 3 successive attacks, stubborn defence by 11th East Lancashires - the Accrington Pals - helps to defend Hazebrouck at cost of 267 casualties killed, wounded and prisoners-of-war. The battalion later received 16 gallantry awards for this action - 2 DSOs, 5 MC's, 3 DCMs and 6 MMs
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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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