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WW1: My great, great grandfather’s story with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Sgt Thomas Henry Brady served in the Boer War and World War One, and was injured in the Battles of the Somme

Paul Newton
Sep 1, 2017 · 22 min read

Thomas Henry Brady, photo taken post WW1

Boer War (1899–1901)

The 3rd (Militia) Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment trooping the Colour in front of the Main Guard at Valletta, Malta, in 1900 [v]


First World War (1914–1916)

From the Bolton Journal and Guardian, 26th February 1915
From the Bolton Journal and Guardian, 30th July 1915
A battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment parading at Wailly near Arras, 17th April 1916 [ix]
Troops outside their dug-outs in Bazentin-le-Petit, July 1916 [xii]
Map 1 the First Battle of the Somme, Jul 1 — Nov 13, 1916 [xvi]
Map 2 The Battle of the Somme: position of the British line at the end of July 1916, including the area where the 10th Battalion were positioned on the 11th August 1916 around Bazentin-le-Petit [xvii]
A postcard sent from Thomas to his wife whilst serving with the 10th Battalion
His Majesty’s Hospital Ship St Andrew [xx]

Chinese Labour Corps (1918–1919)

Press Heath Camp, Shropshire [xxxi]

Re-enlistment (1919–1920)

Further Reading

Appendix 1 – 10th Battalion War Diary Extract, 11th August 2016

Appendix 2 — 170 Chinese Labour Company movements [xxxv]



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