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19th (Service)Bn
The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
(3rd Salford) (Pioneers)
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19th (Service) Battalion (3rd Salford) (Pioneers)
15.01.1915 Formed at Salford by Mr. Montague Barlow M.P. and the Salford Brigade Committee.
Mar 1915 Moved to Conway, North Wales and then to Catterick Bridge and joined the 96th Brigade of the 32nd Division.
25.08.1915 Taken over by the War Office and moved to Codford, Salisbury Plain.
22.11.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and then transferred to the 14th Brigade of the same Division and engaged in various action on the Western Front.
29.07.1916 Transferred to G.H.Q. Troop and became a Pioneer Battalion.
07.08.1916 Transferred to the 49th Division. as a Pioneer Battalion and the Division was engaged in various actions on the Western Front including; The Battle of Flers-Courcelette
During 1917
Operations on the Flanders Coast (Hush), The Battle of Poelcapelle.
During 1918
The Battle of Estaires, The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Bailleul, The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Second Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Battle of the Scherpenberg, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Selle, The Battle of Valenciennes.
11.11.1918 Ended the war in France, Odomez north of Valenciennes.
Jun 1915
Jan 1916
Attached to 96th Brigade, 32nd Division
Jan 1916
Jul 1916
Transferred to 14th Brigade, 32nd Division
Jul 1916
Aug 1916
Transferred to GHQ and converted to Pioneers
7 Aug 1916
Transferred to 49th Division