Visitors to this site may find some of the following links useful:


Accrington Pals

Comprehensive 11th (Service) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment site.


East Lancashire Branch,

Western Front Association

Newly constituted WFA Branch meeting in Burnley.


Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum

East Lancashire Regiment pages.


East Lancashire Battalions, 1914-18

Comprehensive details from The Long Long Trail.


Burnley in the Great War

With comprehensive links to local Great War sites.  


Cotton Town

Wide-ranging site for those interested in the social background of Lancashire in the Great War.


The History Press 

For those with trade queries regarding 'Lancashire's Forgotten Heroes'.


Western Front Association

Website of the largest historical organisation in the UK.


Centre for First World War Studies

Based at Birmingham University.


The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War

6th Beds were the sister battalion to the 8th in 112 Brigade.



























Pozieres Military Cemetery and Memorial.  Fifteen men killed in the attack on the village on St Swithun's Day, July 15th 1916, are buried here, including Private Moorfield, third grave from the right.  July 15th was a very warm Saturday.



Forgotten Heroes'


Click here to order a copy of this new history of the 8th Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment during the Great War. 


Published on November 1st 2008 by The History Press.


by Stephen Barker &       Christopher Boardman.


























  • Unpublished trench photos.
  • Unique mapping. 
  • Original, unused sources. 
  • Interpretation of battles.
  • Comprehensive narrative.
  • Pen portraits and images of individual soldiers.
  • Foreward by Dr Bill Mitchinson of Birmingham University, Great War Studies Department.


  • Find out about the origins of the men who made up the battalion in its early days.
  • Follow the lives of some of the men who served in the unit.
  • Discover why the battalion went to France ahead of schedule in 1915.
  • Learn about the real reason for the failure of the attack on Pozieres in July 1916.
  • Read about the loss of ten officers to 'friendly-fire' on the Redan Ridge.
  • Follow the men through their attack in the snow, alongside tanks and cavalry at Monchy-le-Preux, Arras in 1917.
  • Find out about the battalion's role at Passchendaele.

8th East Lancs

Dedicated to the men of the 8th (Service) Battalion,

East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War.