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First World War

2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

August 1914

Lebong, India
The battalion left India for England on the Kenilworth Castle

November 1914 Mobilised to be part of 83rd Infantry Brigade, 28th Division, at Winchester.
16 January 1915 King's Message to the 28th Division
Landed at Le Havre, France.
17 February 1915 Bayonet Charge at Zwartelen
21 February 1915 Repulse of Attack near Ypres
3 May 1915 Repulse of attack near Zonnebeke

8 - 13 May 1915

2nd Battle of Ypres: Battle of Frezenberg
bullet Frezenberg Casualty List, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - Alphabetical
bulletFrezenberg Casualty List, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - Casualty Type

8 May 1915 Repulse of attack at Frezenberg

25 September - 8 October 1915

The Battle of Loos

November 1915 Embarked for Egypt
January 1916 Landed in Macedonia (Salonika)
13 October 1916 Capture of Barakli Dzuma

March 1917

Battle of Doiran 1917

23 June 1917

Raid at Brest

25 February 1918

Raid on Bursuk

18 September 1918 Battle of Doiran 1918 and advance into Bulgaria.
10 November 1918 Moved to Chanak
December 1918 Turkey

13 March 1919

Reduced to Cadre

March 1919

Returned to Tidworth

July 1919

Disbanded and reformed

Photographs:  2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

bulletAlbum: Record of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, from circa 1912 and October 1914 to April 1919 complied by Colonel John Bois. Including Western Front and Salonika (Macedonia) images.
bulletPhotographs 1 - 22 India & Journey Home
bulletPhotographs 23 - 46 Western Front
bulletPhotographs 47 - 56 Egypt
bulletPhotographs 57 - 87 Salonika Page One
bulletPhotographs 88 - 115 Salonika Page Two
bulletPhotographs 116 - 145 Salonika Page Three
bulletPhotographs 146 - 174 Salonika Page Four
bulletPhotographs 175 - 191 Dardanelles, Chanak & Turkey
bulletPhotographs 192 - 205 Concert Party

A digital version of the Battalion War Diary is available on cd-rom from the Museum Shop.

Cemeteries - First World War - Greece

bulletDoiran Military Cemetery, Greece
bulletLahana Military Cemetery, Greece
bulletStruma Military Cemetery, Greece



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