Manchester Pals

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The Manchester Pals were Pals battalions formed as part of Kitchener's New Army. They were formed into eight battalions in the Manchester Regiment.

  • 1st Manchester Pals (16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 2nd Manchester Pals (17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 3rd Manchester Pals (Clerks' and Warehousemen's Battalion) (18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 4th Manchester Pals (19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 5th Manchester Pals (20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 6th Manchester Pals (21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 7th Manchester Pals (22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment)
  • 8th Manchester Pals (23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment)

Almost 10,000 men enlisted in the Manchester Pals battalions, of whom 4,776 were killed. Overall, the Manchester Regiment lost about 13,000 men.[1] In 1993, a memorial was unveiled in Heaton Park, where the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th battalions were trained between September 1914 and April 1915.[2]

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Notes
  1. ^ Stedman 2004, p. 231
  2. ^ Stedman 2004, p. 239
Bibliography
  • Stedman, Michael (2004) [1994], Manchester Pals: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Battalions of the Manchester Regiment : a History of the Two Manchester Brigades, Pen and Sword Books, ISBN 1-84415-046-1