Liverpool Pals

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Liverpool Pals
Montauban Memorial.jpg
Memorial at Montauban, Somme
Active 29 August 1914 – September 1919
Country  United Kingdom
Allegiance British Crown
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size Six Battalions
Engagements

World War I

Western Front

The Liverpool Pals were Pals battalions formed during the First World War as part of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment. They, along with the Manchester Pals, are commemorated at a small memorial in France.[1][2]

The Liverpool Pals consisted of:[3]

  • 17th (Service) Battalion – 1st City, formed at Liverpool, 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby
  • 18th (Service) Battalion – 2nd City, formed at Liverpool, 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby
  • 19th (Service) Battalion – 3rd City, formed at Liverpool, 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby
  • 20th (Service) Battalion – 4th City, formed at Liverpool, 16 October 1914 by Lord Derby
  • 21st (Reserve) Battalion – formed at Knowsley Park, August 1915 from depot companies of 17th and 18th Battalions
  • 22nd (Reserve) Battalion – formed at Knowsley Park, August 1915 from depot companies of 19th and 20th Battalions

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coslett, Paul (October 2008). "A regiment of pals". BBC Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Maddocks, Graham (2008). Liverpool Pals: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (Service) Battalions, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). ISBN 1844156419. 
  3. ^ James 1978, p. 52

Bibliography[edit]

  • James, Brigadier E.A. (1978). British Regiments 1914–18. London: Samson Books Limited. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 

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