This Day In History

1915 2nd East Lancashires and 1st Loyals part of assault on Aubers Ridge which fails bloodily against strong German defences and well-sited machine guns. The British bombardment, though ineffective against the enemy trenches, inflict heavy losses on the East Lancashires, who suffer 449 casualties this day, while the Loyals’ losses amount to 243.
1915 1/4th and 1/5th East Lancashires land under fire at Cape Helles as reinforcements for the allied troops on Gallipoli. The invasion has made such little progress since the initial landings 14 days before that the whole beach-head area, including the landing beaches, is still within range of the Turks.
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The Museum

The Lancashire Infantry Museum houses one of the largest and most important Infantry Regimental collections in the country.

The Collection
The extensive displays, archive and military history library illustrate the fascinating story of the East, South and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments and their antecedents from earliest foundation in 1689 to the achievements of the ‘Lancashire Lads’ of the 21st Century.

In all no less than 120 separate units are recorded, including the 59 battalions formed by the antecedent regiments during the First World War, and all associated Militia, Rifle Volunteers, Territorials, Home Guard and Cadet units.

Affiliated Museums
The Regimental Collection also has permanent displays in affiliated museums throughout the County Palatine of Lancashire, including:

Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Blackburn Museum
Towneley Hall, Burnley
Warrington Museum