Above: HQ Signals, 11th East Lancashire, March 1917. Photo by kind courtesy of Gerald and Pam Hargreaves.
A list of the officers and men known to have joined the 11th Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals) before 1st July 1916 has been available elsewhere on the website for many years. Largely as a result of Ancestry making available online the WW1 Service Medal and Award Rolls, it has been possible to extend the list to all those known to have served with the battalion throughout its five-year history. Thanks are also due to Captain Shelley Whitehead for her help.
The list of more than 4,000 names cannot unfortunately be regarded as complete, as some men who joined the battalion after its formation and transferred later to other units will have been missed. Any help towards compiling a more definitive list would be gratefully received by .