5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment [UK]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2006. Corrected and updated 14.03.2006
 
5th Battalion,
The East Lancashire Regiment
1859-1947
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms
  Colonels
 Traditions
 Bibliography

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
   
  1860.10.01 3rd Administrative Battalion, Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
formed with HQ at Burnley to administer existing corps:
   
  • 4th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Rossendale, raised 4 July 1859
  • 7th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Accrington, raised 20 Sep. 1859; absorbed 36th RVC in 1861
  • 17th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Burnley, raised 16 Jan. 1860
  • 26th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Haigh, raised 1860; disbanded Apr. 1864
  • 29th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Lytham, raised 28 Jan. 1860; regimented Feb. 1864
  • 36th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Accrington, raised 7 Jan. 1860; absorbed 1861 by 7th RVC
  • 57th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Ramsbottom, raised 26 Mar. 1860; regimented Aug. 1861
  • 84th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Padiham, raised 18 Feb. 1861
  • 87th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Nelson, raised 7 Feb. 1862; disbanded June 1865
  • 88th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Haslingden, raised 27 Feb. 1863
  • 90th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps at Fleetwood, raised 3 June 1868; disbanded 1870
  1862 HQ moved to Rossendale
  1865 HQ moved to Accrington
  1874 HQ moved to Burnley
  1880.05.25 4th Rifle Volunteer Corps
consolidated with HQ at Burnley, comprising two battalions
   
  • A Company at Burnley, formed from 17th RVC
  • B Company at Burnley, formed from 17th RVC
  • C Company at Burnley, formed from 17th RVC
  • D Company at Burnley, formed from 17th RVC
  • E Company at Padiham, formerly 84th RVC
  • F Company at Accrington, formed from 7th RVC
  • G Company at Accrington, formed from 7th RVC
  • H Company at Accrington, formed from 7th RVC
  • J Company at Haslingden, formerly 88th RVC
  • K Company at Ramsbotton, formerly 57th RVC
  • L Company at Stackshead, formerly 4th RVC
  • M Company at Lytham, formerly 29th RVC
  1880.09.03 3rd Rifle Volunteer Corps
  1881.07.01 volunteer battalion of The East Lancashire Regiment
  1889.06.01 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
  1908.04.01 5th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
transferred to T.F. with HQ at Burnley
 
  • A Company at Burnley
  • B Company at Burnley (det at Padiham)
  • C Company at Burnley
  • D Company at Burnley
  • E Company at Padiham
  • F Company at Accrington
  • G Company at Haslingden (det at Ramsbottom)
  • H Company at Bacup
  1915.03 1/5th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
renumbered on formation of 2/5th Battalion
  1920.02.07 5th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Keighley Green, Burnley
   
  • A Company at ?
  • B Company at ?
  • C Company at ?
  • D Company at ?
  1921.08.26 amalgamated with 4th Battalion, to form 4th/5th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
 
  1939.05.17 2/4th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
formed as duplicate of 4th Battalion from companies of that battalion
  1939.08.23 5th Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment
  1947.01.01 disbanded
     
     
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
History:
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Deployment and War Service of Units:
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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

The Great War: [contributed to honours of parent regiment]

The Second World War: [contributed to honours of parent regiment]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
   
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  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1872.07.13 Hon. Col. J. Hargreaves
1895.11.27 Hon. Col. J. Dugdale
1908.04.01 Hon. Col. T. Mitchell, CB, VD [to 1921]

1939-<41> vacant
  Traditions
 
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