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The Great War Centenary - 1917


Accession Number: KO3013/69

From Front Line to White Lund

1917 started with battalions of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment serving on the Western Front in France and Belgium; in Salonika (or Macedonia); and Mesopotamia, today's Iraq.  There were still battalions at home, continuing their training and sending drafts of men to those units overseas.  At home in Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding district much of the local effort, from welfare committees to massive factories, were all working in support of the war effort. 

bulletThe Great War Centenary Exhibition - Boomtown From Front Line to White Lund

 

bulletRoyal Visit to Lancaster and the National Projectile Factory on Caton Road and National Filling Factory at White Lund, May 1917.
bulletCoroner's Inquests into the Fire and Explosion, October 1917
bulletReport of Chief Constable W J Pringle, Blackpool Police to the Ministry of Munitions
bulletAccount by Howarth Nuttall of the explosion and aftermath
bulletNewspaper Report of White Lund Disaster, Lancaster Observer, 24th January 1919
bulletNewspaper Report of Explosion, Daily Post, 25th January 1919
bulletLetter to the press from Sergeant Edmund Bell, Royal Defence Corps, May 1919
bulletNewspaper Report about saving the wagons, 8th March 1939
bulletNewspaper Report of act of bravery by Mr Thomas Kew, 22nd May 1953
bulletRoll of Honour following the Explosion at Number 13 National Filling Factory
bulletGallantry Awards made following the Explosion at Number 13 National Filling Factory
bulletPresentation of Gallantry Awards to Mr Kew and Mr Graham
bulletFurther Honours made in 1918 relating to Munition Works in Lancaster
bulletAuction Catalogues relating to the disposal of the Munition Works etc
bulletPoems Relating to the National Projectile Factory, Lancaster

 

bulletLancaster's Industrial Contribution to the War Effort was recorded in the 1919 Peace Parade

 

 

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