On this poignant day of 100 Years of WW1 Remembrance, I would like to pay tribute to Great Grandad Halloway who served in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, carrying out the following duties ;
During 1915 – Formed at Lytham St Annes.
During 1916 – 13.05.1916 Attached to the 69th Division and moved to Thetford. 01.06.1916 Moved to Sutton Veny and transferred to the 60th Division as a Pioneer Battalion. 22.06.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre. 16.11.1916 Transferred to the 32nd Division which engaged in various actions on the Western Front including; The Battle of the Ancre.
During 1917 – Jan 1917 Embarked for Salonika from Marseilles and re-joined the 60th Division and engaged in various actions including; The Battle of Doiran. June 1917 Moved to Egypt and engaged in various actions including; The Third Battle of Gaza, the capture of Beersheba, The capture of Jerusalem, The defence of Jerusalem.
‘And did those feet in ancient time, walk upon England’s mountain green’.
During 1918 – The capture of Jericho, The battle of Tell’Asur, The first Trans-Jordan raid, The attack on Amman. 10.04.1918 Transferred to the 74th Division and moved to Sarafand. May 1918 Embarked for France from Alexandria landing at Marseilles and engaged in various actions on the Western front including; The Second Battles of the Somme, The Battles of the Hindenburg Line, The Final Advance in Artois and Flanders. 11.11.1918 Ended the war in Belgium, Frasnes west of Ath.