This Day In History

1775 Just one week after the Battle of Bunker’s Hill outside the city, 40th Regiment (later 1st South Lancashires) disembarks in Boston to reinforce the British troops fighting the American colonists, who are now in open revolt. For many in the Regiment it is a return to their homeland, the 40th having spent the first 47 years of its existence in North America. It had been on home establishment in Ireland for only 10 years.
1814 82nd Regiment (later 2nd South Lancashires) arrives in Quebec to fight the Americans in The War of 1812. After four hard years of fighting in Spain, they were transported directly from France following the defeat of Napoleon.
1861 Under orders for Canada, the 30th Foot (later 1st East Lancashires) embarks at Liverpool for Halifax, Nova Scotia on Brunel’s enormous SS Great Eastern, the first charter of an ocean liner for the movement of troops. The huge ship carries an unprecedented 3,031 passengers and crew, and 200 horses, and Colonel Mauleverer of the 30th commands the troops.
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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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