Museum of the South Lancashire Regiment - Pwv

Museum of the South Lancashire Regiment - Pwv
Peninsula Barracks
Warrington
Cheshire
WA2 7BR
England

Website

www.lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk/south-lancashire-regiment/

Telephone

01925 33563

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The South Lancashire Regiment was formed in 1881 as a result of the Cardwell reforms of the British Army.

With its Regimental Depot at Peninsula Barracks, Warrington, the Regiment initially consisted of two battalions, with the 1st formed from the former 40th Regiment of Foot, and the 2nd from the former 82nd (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers).

The Regiment recruited primarily from that area of South Lancashire which is centred on the townships of Warrington and St Helens.

During World War I the Regiment expanded to a total strength of 21 battalions. They served on the Western Front, at Gallipoli, and in Macedonia, Egypt, Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) and India. In all, they were awarded a total of 64 Battle Honours. The Regiment suffered a total of 5450 casualties. Four members of the Regiment were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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Collection details

Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Archives

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