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                                                                  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.