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 4 – FIRST COUNTY TITLES 1782

On the 31st August 1782 the regiments were given county titles “Which may at all times be useful towards recruiting”. The new titles were:

  • 30th (The Cambridgeshire Regiment)
  • 40th ( 2nd Somersetshire Regiment)
  • 47th (The Lancashire Regiment)
  • 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire Regiment)

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