This Day in History: 1918-04-13

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