2nd Bn

XX The Lancashire Fusiliers


04.08.1914 Stationed at Dover as part of the 12th Brigade of the 4th Division.
20.08.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at Boulogne and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
During 1914
The Battle of Le Cateau, The Battle of the Marne, The Battle of the Aisne, The Battle of Messines 1914.
Dec 1914 This Battalion took part in the Christmas Truce of 1914
During 1915
The Second Battle of Ypres.
04.11.1915 The 12th Brigade was transferred to 36th Division. until 03.02.1916.
During 1916
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Le Transloy.
During 1917
The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Polygon Wood, The Battle of Broodseinde, The Battle of Poelcapelle, The First Battle of Passchendaele.
During 1918
The First Battle of Arras 1918, The Battle of Hazebrouck, The Battle of Bethune, The Advance in Flanders, The Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Drocourt-Queant, The Battle of the Canal du Nord, The Battle of the Selle, The Battle of Valenciennes.
11.11.1918 Ended the war in France, Artres South of Valenciennes.

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Le Cateau
23-28th Aug 1914.
28th Aug - 5th Sept 1914.
6th Sept-12th Sept 1914
13th Sept - 14th Sept.1914
Ploegsteert - Le Touquet - Armentieres.
Sept 1914 - 22nd Apr 1915.
22nd Apr to 24th May 1915

War Diaries for 2LF
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May 1915
June 1915
July 1915

August 1915
September 1915
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