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:rolleyes: I've just found my Grandfather's service record and it details in poor print his rank, Regt, Bn inlcuding his two stays at casulaty clearing stations, a field hospital in Bologne and St Mary's Military Hosp in Whalley Lancs. The one piece of information I don't seem to be able to find is the actual battles his unit was involved in during 1917-1918. Can anyone advise how to research this please or any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Trev Simpson

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Chris_Baker

Hello Trev S

Have you yet tried using the main site, at www.1914-1918.net? If you click on Infantry, then on the next page York and Lancaster, you will see the battalion history.

Cheers

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andrew_jackson

Trev,

Until the battalion was disbanded in February 1918, the 14th York and Lancs (2nd Barnsley Pals) served alongside the 11th East Lancs (Accrington Pals) and the 12th and 13th York and Lancs (Sheffield City Battalion and 1st Barnsley Pals) in 94th Brigade. You'll find details of the battalion's 1917 action at Oppy-Gavrelle on the Accrington Pals site at:

http://www.a.jackson.btinternet.co.uk/oppy2.htm

Sparling's 1920 history of the Sheffield City Battalion is available online these days at:

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~exy..._reference.html

After the battalion was disbanded, most of its men went into the 13th York and Lancs which went on to form a part of 93rd Brigade. You'll find mention of 93rd Brigade's involvement in the 1918 battles at Ayette and the Lys here:

http://www.a.jackson.btinternet.co.uk/ayette.htm

http://www.a.jackson.btinternet.co.uk/lys.htm

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Andrew

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Paul Reed

Pen & Sword/Barnsley Chronicle did a history of 14/Y&L (Barnsley Pals) some years ago. It was written by Jon Cooksey - not sure if it is still in print.

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andrew_jackson

It's still in print, Paul, and an excellent book, though it has little detail post-1.7.16.

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