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