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THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FALLEN
IN MEMORY
OF THE 47 OFFICERS AND 788 OTHER RANKS
OF ALL LINES
OF THE 8TH BATTALION THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
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OMNIA AUDAX
The Roll of Honour
"To be preserved for
all
time and as matters of Record to be
available for reference" was the purpose, as set out
in
the charter of
the Regimental War Memorial, of the Roll of Honour which was
prepared by Major B. Smyth, O.B.E., M.V.O., from official and other
sources.
It
contains nearly 14,000 names, against each of which
is
recorded the battalion, rank (and regimental or Army number of
other ranks), theatre of war, date of death, and any decoration
awarded. Where an officer or man was killed while serving away from
the Regiment, for example with the Royal Flying Corps or Machine
Gun Corps, this is recorded. The names of the officers are printed
alphabetically, those of other ranks also alphabetically but by
battalions within each letter. Each page is surrounded by a scroll
showing the pre-19I4 battle honours with the Regimental crest and
scroll at the top and two crossed sprigs of laurel at the bottom. The
title page reads as follows :-
To THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD MEMORY
OF THE
OFFICERS, \VARRANT OFFICERS,
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND
PRIVATE SOLDIERS
OF
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
WHOSE NAMES ARE HEREIN RECORDED.
THESE GALLANT SOLDIERS LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR
K ING AN D COtiNTRY
IN THE
G R EA T WAR 1914- 18
AND 1 9 19
"Unknown and yet weft known; as
dyi1lg,
and behold they live."
GEORGE R.!.