This Day In History

1914 2nd East Lancashires embark on the liner Dover Castle at Cape Town, under orders for Britain and thence to France. Battalion comprises 21 officers and 851 other ranks, with 5 officers' wives and 9 children, and 49 soldiers' wives with 73 children. Before they leave Wynberg Camp, near Cape Town, they carve the name of the Regiment and the dates of its 3 tours of duty there (1806, 1859-61, and 1911-14) into a large rock. Reportedly it is still there.
1918 In what proves to be their last major attack, 11th East Lancashires (the Accrington Pals) clear German strongholds to the north of Ploegsteert Wood and take 17 machine-guns, a field gun, an anti-tank gun and many prisoners at the cost of another 353 casualties
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