THE YORK AND LANCASTER REGIMENT

The York and Lancaster unit of The Great War Society was formed in the Year 2000, and caters for our membership residing in the North of England.

 

The York and Lancaster Regiment, was formed as a result of the Cardwell Reforms of the British Army in 1881, by the linking of the 65th and 84th Regiments of Foot. It was based in South Yorkshire and was typical of the many provincial Line Regiments to give sterling service during the Great War.

 

The Y and L was finally disbanded as a regiment in the 1960s.

Ready to parade!
Ready to parade!

The York and Lancasters, badged as Lancashire Fusiliers, before a commemortive parade with comrades from the Manchester Regt.

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Honour Guard ...
Honour Guard ...

Remembrance Day Honour Guard at the Fusilier Museum in BURY.

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Looking for billets!
Looking for billets!

A wet day in town, at the Black Country Living Museum.

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Guarding the Home Front!
Guarding the Home Front!

Guard duty in the Black Country ...

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Stand to!
Stand to!

Manning the fire-step ...

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Trench duty!
Trench duty!

Assembling in the trench, before going "up the line", 1915 ...

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Remembering the fallen ...
Remembering the fallen ...

... with a 1914 and 1918 timeline portrayal ...

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Football and Tommies!
Football and Tommies!

Two Y and L members were asked to lead out the Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United football teams in 2014, to remember the Accrington and Sheffield Pals Battalions - we were happy to oblige ....

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Never forget ...
Never forget ...

Memorial parade for 307041 Pte. Harry CRAVEN, 2/7th West Riding (Duke of Wellington's) Regiment, 186 Brigade. Harry was 1913 Captain of the Thornton Cricket Club, Bradford League Champions - he died of wounds at ARRAS on 14th May, 1917 and is buried in Mory Abbey CWGC Cemetery.

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