Private William Hirst
240609 11th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 28th September 1918, aged 39
Lived at 17 Springhill Road
Buried in Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Burnley Express 19th October 1918 - 19th October 1918

28th September 1918;Western Fr; The “Burnley Pals” Z company led by Capt. Bart Endean spearheaded the 11th Bn. East Lancs Regiment's attack on Hill 63 north east of Ploegsteert Wood following which the enemy evacuated. The cost was heavy the Battalion lost 358 killed, wounded and missing. 50 prisoners were taken, together with a field gun 17 machine guns, 2 trench mortars and one anti-tank rifle.




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