King's Own memorials

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King's Own memorials

Postby plbramham » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:38 pm

The Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (originally 4th Regiment of Foot), amalgamated with The Border Regiment in 1959 to form The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment.
During the First World War there is much evidence of men being transferred between The King’s Own and the Border Regiment. The recruitment area of the two regiments overlapped considerably south of Kendal, and on the Furness peninsula – Ulverston/Barrow etc. which were part of Lancashire prior to the creation of Cumbria in 1973.
Hence there are many memorials in these areas carrying names of men from both Regiments. These below are the largest mainly bearing King's Own names, but there are other smaller examples, such as Silverdale, Arnside, Grange-over-Sands etc. (see postings in main "Memorials" section)
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Barrow war memorial
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Ulverston war memorial
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Lancaster war memorial
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Morecambe war memorial
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Carnforth war memorial
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