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THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS,
1914-1918
Major-General G. F. Boyd, C.B. , C.M.G., D.S.O. , D.C.M., then
Commander of Dublin District.
(Reference to the
Swiftsure
Bowl will be found later under
Plate. )
5th Battalion
In addition to the brass plate in Bury Parish Church mentioned
above, there is a wooden tablet on the eastern inside wall of the
Castle Armoury, Bury, with the same wording as on the plate and the
following battle honours on scrolls across laurel columns on either
side of the inscription :-
HELLES
R UMANl
YPRES
1 9 I 7
BAPAUME
6th Battalion
CAMBRAI 1917
LyS
OMME
1916
P
ASSCHENDAELE
There is no memorial specifically dedicated to the 1st/6th
Battalion; but the Colour of the 2nd/6th Battalion hangs from a
pillar within the altar rails on the south side of the sanctuary of
Rochdale Parish Church, with the following inscription on a bronze
oval-shaped plaque surmounted by the Regimental crest and affixed
to the wall of the south aisle near by :-
THE GREAT WAR 1914-191 8
IN
MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
&
MEN OF THE 2/6TH BATTALION THE LANCASHIRE
FUSILIERS, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY.
THE BATTALION WAS RAISED VOLUNTARILY IN ROCHDALE
TODMORDEN AND MlDDLETON IN SEPTEMBER 1914,
&
SERVE D IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS.
THE K ING'S COLOUR OF THE BATTALION WAS DEPOSITED
IN THIS CHURCH AS A PERMANENT RESTING PLACE
BY LIEUT . COLONEL F . T . PRINCE, V. D.
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS
&
MEN OF THE BATTALIOl\
ON 29TH JANUARY 1922.
8th Battalion
An
oak tablet, with the Regimental crest, was placed on the
eastern wall of the Drill Hall, Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton ,
Salford, and unveiled on 18th September, 1921, by Major-General
T . H. Shoubridge, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., commanding the 42nd
(East Lancashire) Division. Beneath the crest, in inlaid letters of
white holly wood, is the inscription :-