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Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

21st Mar 1940 Field Trials

23rd May 1940 Defence Work

31st May 1940 Evacuation

1st Jun 1940 In Action

1st Jun 1940 Evacuation

26th Jan 1944 Ready to Move

If you can provide any additional information, especially on actions and locations at specific dates, please add it here.

Those known to have served with

Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Anderson Joseph Glover. L/Cpl.
  • Bradshaw Sydney. Pte. (d.13th February 1942)
  • Culshaw Frederick. Pte.
  • Fielding William. Private (d.23rd Jan 1942)
  • Ford Frederick Thomas. Pte. (d.20th January 1942)
  • Gee Harold. Cpl. (d.10th Oct 1944)
  • Jones William. Pvt.
  • Schofield Charles Arthur. L/Cpl.
  • Smallwood . Sgt.
  • Taylor Jonathan. Trpr. (d.8th May 1943)

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There are 2 pages in our library tagged Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.

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Private William Fielding 2nd Battalion The Loyal Regt.(North Lancashire) (d.23rd Jan 1942)

William Fielding was my mum's younger brother he came from a big family but nobody from his family realy knew how he died during the war, they knew he was a prisoner of war in Japan and that his name is on the Singapore Memorial , but that was all they knew. I started looking on the internet to see if I could gather any information about where he was captured and when? or what camp he was in but I was getting nowhere until I went on COEPOW site that site gives a lot of tips on were to look for info, the result was I went on yahoo put Williams name on the search and that he was a POW in Japan and they directed me too your site where I read the terrible story of The Massacre at Parit Sulong, his name was on the list of casualties along with about 40 or 50 from his regiment, but it does not list a camp in this village, so if anyone can give me anymore information on this subject I would be very grateful. My mum know's the story now but it wasn't easy relaying it to her, but I think that should have been done a long time ago and certainly not by me.

Linda Whittle

Pvt. William Jones 1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment

Private William Jones of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment was captured at Calais on 28 May 40 and arrived at Stalag XXA (3) on 9th June 40. His Prisoner of War No. was 11677. He was a prisoner until he was repatriated in 1945 and arrived home in April of that year. His service No. was 3852683. My father would never discuss anything about the time when he was a prisoner so we know very little except for a lot of letters he had sent my mother and various photographs from the camp he was in. He was on the long march that they did through Poland and of course survived. He had nightmares for years and years. He came from Dowlais South Wales, but after his marriage he lived in Oldham.

Vivien Orriss

Sgt. Smallwood Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

I am looking for anyone who may have family who served in Shanghai or Malaya and who were part of the Loyal regiment. I know many were stationed at Gillman barracks, Jessfield park, and the waterworks, and I would be interested in any families who know of people there as i have a huge war album full of wonderful photos and would love to give copies to the families.

I have photos of the following men of No 11 platoon at Yangtsgepoo Waterworks

  • Sgt Smallwood, Ascot riding school Shanghai
  • Pte. Smith, Gillman barracks
  • Millington
  • Pte. hennessey
  • L/Cpl Green
  • Pte Roscoe
  • Pte Tillotson

Rebecca Dawes

L/Cpl. Joseph Glover Anderson Loyal Regiment

Still researching.

Steve Johnson

Pte. Frederick Thomas Ford 2nd Btn. Loyal (North Lancs) Regiment (d.20th January 1942)

My great uncle, Private Frederick Ford, served with the 2nd Btn. Loyal (North Lancs) Regiment in Malaya and is buried at the Kranji War Cemetery. I have tried to research what action the Loyal Regiment were involved in on the date of his death - 20th January 1942 - but it isn't really clear. However, there are several references to the Loyal Regiment 2nd battalion on the net. One such site is

Ron Hall

Pte. Sydney Bradshaw Loyal (North Lancs) Regiment (d.13th February 1942)

My father`s first cousin, Sydney Bradshaw, was killed on 14th February 1942. His name on the Kranji Memorial Wall, Singapore.

Brendon Bradshaw

L/Cpl. Charles Arthur Schofield Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment

Charles Schofield was a POW at Stalag VIIIC, Konin, Zaganski, in Poland. His POW number was 86946. I think he was captured in 1942. He survived and returned home to Lumb, Rossendale, Lancashire where he married and had a son. He suffered from ill health and died in September 1970, at the age of 47. He is buried in St Michael's C of E graveyard in Lumb. Charles was a Church Warden at St Michael's.

Charles was the brother of my first cousin three times removed's husband and his son and I were born in the same month in the same year and went to the same schools together, we were good friends. He seldom talked about his experiences as a POW except that he once had an operation, without anesthetic, undertaken by a German army doctor. He was an active man until his final illness, who enjoyed hunting with dogs on the local moors, he kept a greyhound and a Jack Russell terrier. A fine, generous man, who died before his time.

Kevin O'Hara

Cpl. Harold Gee No. 2 Commandos Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (d.10th Oct 1944)

Cpl. Harold Gee was 24 when he died and is buried in the TIRANA PARK MEMORIAL CEMETERY in Albania.

s flynn

Trpr. Jonathan Taylor 18th Regiment Reconnaissance Corps (d.8th May 1943)

Jonathan Taylor died in Burma working on the Burma-Siam Railway. He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. He was the son of Jonathan and Fanny Taylor and also served with the 5th Battalion, Loyal Regiment.

John Davies

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