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

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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…


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6 January 1915: Lt Gerald Adair Seckham (MiD), 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment.

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Gerald Seckham was gazetted 2/Lt in February 1912 and was promoted to lieutenant in South Africa in November of the same year. Born in Shortlands, Kent, he was 21 years old when he was killed in action whilst manning an advance trench near Neuve Chapelle. His mention in dispatches (Sir John French's dispatch of 31 May 1915) was for rescuing a wound…


Pte John Durkin

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888 Pte John Durkin, 2/East Lancashire Regiment. Of Tentre Street, Burnley, Lancashire. A veteran of the Boer War (where he served as a boy soldier in a Lancer Regiment), Pte Durkin was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle and was immediately buried behind the firing line. His grave was later lost and he is now commemorated on Le T…


12515 Pte Richard Marsden, 2nd Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

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Of Greenhalgh Street, Burnley, Richard was 40 years of age when he died of wounds received to the north-west of Neuve Chapelle. He is now buried in Merville Communal Cemetery. 19 March 1915 Research by David O’Mara


12 July 1916 : 13099 A/Cpl. James Albert Jackson, 7th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

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James was living in neighbouring Burnley where he was employed as a ring jobber in a cotton mill. After enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in Burnley in September 1914, he embarked for France on 18 July 1915 and spent the major part of the year in the Festubert and Neuve Chapelle sectors (including taking part in the Loos diversionary act…