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'2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge' a talk by Andrew Gill


Andrew Gill will be giving a talk on the 2nd East Lancs at Aubers Ridge. Maps featuring Aubers. Battle of Aubers Ridge. Public Domain. Wikipedia.

17 October 1916 L/Cpl Frank Sagar died of his wounds on this day


Frank was born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire in 1895 to parents George and Emma. He would have been a cotton weaver, like his mother, father, two sisters and three younger brothers from the age of 13. Frank enlisted into the East Lancs at Nelson, Lancashire in the first weeks of the war and arrived in France with the 7th Battalion on 18 July 1915. A…

20 November 1917 Pte Stephen Carroll was killed in action on this day


From Burnley, Lancashire, Stephen enlisted into the Special Reserve on 20 July 1914. A foundry worker by trade, he was in Plymouth at the outbreak of war. Appointed Lance Corporal with the 3rd Bn East Lancs, but he gave up his stripe upon transfer at Winchester to the 2nd Battalion (with which he moved to France in November 1914). Stephen was wou…

22 November 1917 Pte Alexander McNab was killed in action on this day


A Special Reservist at the outbreak of war, Alexander was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1890. In civilian life, he was employed at West's Mill, Harle Syke but had enlisted into the 3rd East Lancs at Blackburn in 1911 and was in camp at Workington when news of the outbreak of war came through. Immediately mobilised into service, he arrived in Franc…

'Nobody's Heroes, the 8th Battn East Lancs in the Great War' by Stephen Baker


Although the talk is about a Lancashire Battn., the presentation gives an impression of life in and out of the trenches for any Service Battalion of the Great War, irrespective of their origins. Fully illustrated it tells of the war from the soldier's viewpoint making use of documentary evidence, including letters, sound archives, artefacts and poe…

1 January 1918 : 240840 Cpl. Stephen Healey


Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1881, Stephen Healey was a coal miner turned town corporation labourer.  He was married to Ada Wilson, a cotton weaver, and lived at 57 Marlboro' St, Burnley. They had a son and daughter, 7 and 5 at the outbreak of war. In 1911 Stephen was sharing accommodation with his young family, his sister and brother. They also…