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9th (Service) Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers
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9th (Service) Battalion
31.08.1914 Formed in Bury as part of the First New Army (K1) and then moved to Belton Park, Grantham to join the 34th Brigade of the 11th (Northern) Division.
April 1915 Moved to Witley, Godalming.
July 1915 Mobilised for war and embarked for Egypt from Devonport.
17.07.1915 Arrived in Alexandria and then moved to Imbros.
06.08.1915 Landed at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli and the Division engaged in various actions including The Battle of Scimitar Hill and attack on Hill 60.
18.12.1915 Evacuated to Mudros due to the severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather.
Jan 1916 Moved to Egypt arriving at Alexandria 31.01.1916 where the Division was involved in the defence of the Suez canal.
July 1916 Moved to France landing at Marseilles and the Division engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The capture of the Wundt-Werk (Wonder Work), The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Thiepval.
During 1917

Aug 1914
July 1915
Bury as part of K1 attached to 34th Brigade 11th (Northern) Division.
July 1915
Jan 1916
Gallipoli -Attack on Hill 10 at Suvla Bay and Mudros
Feb 1916
July 1916
Alexandria- Minden Camp El Ferdan and Kantara
Aug 1916
Feb 1918
Trench warfare in France
25th Feb 1918
disbanded in France


The 9th were reformed in 1940 and in the Autumn of 1941 were retrained and converted to an Armoured Regiment,their new title being the 143 Regiment RAC in 125 Armoured Brigade,42 Division.
The victory and turning of the tide at El Alemein caused a change of heart by the War Office and the 143 Regiment RAC disbanded.

Reformed at Bury