Manchester Pals

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The Manchester Pals were pals battalions of the British Army raised in 1914 during the Great War, formed as part of Lord Kitchener's New Armies. They were formed into eight battalions of 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