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13th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment


Tony Lund

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I am looking for any information on the location or activities of the 13th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment on 12th April 1918.

Any information would be most useful to me and greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Tony.

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Battle of the Lys. 13 Y&L delivered a counter-attack (11/04/18) to the left of 40 Div positions at La Becque Farm and La Rose Farm, which was successful. 40 Div units on the right fell back that night and the next day, leaving the battalion's right flank exposed to attack, and they were forced back to a line parallel to and NNW of the Rue du Leet. Hevy machine gun fire continued to force them back until 13 Y&L were reduced to some 20 men (they found fifty more later plus the details) 18 DLI who were with them reduced to 30 men. They set off for Merris to rejoin 93 Bde and were there formed into a composite battalion. Casualties 11-14th 2 Offs and 15 OR killed, 6 Offs and 164 OR wounded, 3 Offs and 218 ORs missing.

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