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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…

'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…