8th East Lancs Then and Now.
A collection of photographs taken at various times over the last few years. The photos on this page will change from time to time.
Christopher and Philip Boardman amongst the graves at Hannescamps Military Cemetery, 2005.
The graves of four men at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, killed on May 3rd 1916. L/Cpl Tattershall was killed by shell fire. Pte Smith, L/Cpl Everett and Cpl Robertson were killed when a grenade accidentally exploded. Four others were wounded in the incident. The battalion had just completed its most comprehensive period of training in the use of grenades.
The whole family seem to get involved sometimes - on occasions rather more than they may have wished! The Barkers, Dumbarton Lakes, on the Menin Road, close to Ypres. October 2007. A lovely trip.
Staying at Avril Williams' is always enjoyable. The garden trench system has now been excavated. You're never quite sure what's going to happen at Auchonvillers!
Christopher with le Baron de Nielles les Ardres and grandson. The Baron's grandfather occupied the Chateau in 1914. He evacuated the building later and it was occupied by the officers of 8th East Lancs and 112 Brigade during their brief stay 2nd to 4th August 1915, their first billet on French soil. The men were billeted in the chateau's grounds and in the rest of the village.