5th Royal Lancashire Militia [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 17 March 2006. Corrected and updated 25.03.2006
5th Royal Lancashire Militia
United Kingdom  
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Alphabetic Index of Titles
  1798.05 5th Royal Lancashire Militia
  1799 disbanded (after refusal to serve in Ireland)
  1853.03.22 5th Royal Lancashire Militia
formed at Burnley
  1855.08.09 135th, or 5th Royal Lancashire Militia
  1881.07.01 3rd Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
  1908.06.28 transferred to Special Reserve
  1921 Special Reserve redesignated Militia
  1924 transferred to Supplementary Reserve
  1953.04.01 disbanded
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Militia
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  Deployment and War Service:  
Colour Key:
War service
Overseas service
Home service
1854.03.06 embodied
1855.01.01 disembodied
1900.01.24 embodied
  1900 South Africa  
1902.03.25 disembodied
1914.08.04 embodied
1919.08.07 disembodied (personnel to 2nd Bn)
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
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Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

South Africa 1900-02

Note: battle honours were rescinded in 1908 upon transfer to Special Reserve, and battalion assumed all honours of the whole regiment.

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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  Uniforms and Badges
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1853.03.16 Lt-Col. Charles Towneley, DL, JP
1870.07.30 Col. John Hardy Thursby
  Honorary Colonel:
1879.07.30 Lt. (Hon. Col.) Sir John Hardy Thursby, Bt.
  <1903> vacant
1908.06.28 Hon. Col. J. E. Butler-Bowdon
  <1938>-53 vacant
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