This Day In History

1857 Indian Mutiny. First detachment of 82nd Regiment (later 2nd South Lancashires) marches from Calcutta for the North West provinces where the mutiny rages. On each succeeding day a further detachment follows until the whole regiment is on the march.
1914 Battle of Le Bassee. 2nd South Lancashires lose 7 officers and over 200 men, but despite determined German attacks their line never breaks
1914 1st East Lancashires capture village of Le Gheer and hold it against constant attacks until the following April
1916 As the Battle of the Somme grinds on, 2nd and 8th South Lancashires and 8th and 9th Loyals successfully storm the Stuff and Regina trenches, at the northern end of the Thiepval Ridge, in the battle of the Ancre Heights.
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