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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Histories of the South Lancashire Regiment

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By Colonel B.R. Mullaly

First published  1952, this edition 1958. From the formation of Phillipp’s Regiment in 1717, and world travels as the 40th and 82nd Regiments, through to final amalgamation in 1958 with the East Lancashire Regiment to form the Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers), the South Lancashire Regiment has an incredible history. Whether against the French at Quebec or in the Peninsular Wars, the Americans at Chew House or Eutaw Springs,  or storming the Normandy beaches on D-day, the South Lancashire Regiment has fought with bravery, courage and professionalism, living up to their motto ‘Ich Dien – I Serve’. 

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By Captain H. Whalley-Kelly 


First published in 1935, this highly-regarded Regimental history deals with many episodes famous in military annals

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Regret not currently available due to Museum closure because of the Corona Virus

Edited by David Risley 


The War Diary of the 11th (Service) Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment, which demonstrates the extraordinary service of what was in many ways a typical Pioneer battalion

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Regret not currently available due to Museum closure because of the Corona Virus  

Edited by David Risley  


Alan Treweeke Champion was one of three brothers who followed ‘Uncle Fred’ to St. Helens and joined the 11th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment, the St. Helens Pals. From being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in October 1914, through commanding ‘A’ Company during the Battle of the Somme, until his demobilisation as a Lieutenant-Colonel in command of a West Yorkshire Regiment battalion in June 1919, he kept a daily diary. This is his story.

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