Captain Louis Aylmer North

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St John Baptist Church

Garstang Road





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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Captain Louis Aylmer North, 4th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Second son of North North of Thurland Castle, Lancashire. Educated at St Bee's School. Commissioned into the Royal Scots Fusiliers from the 4th Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment, 14 Dec 1887. Promoted to Lieutenant 1 Nov 1890 and to Captain in Jun 1899. He served in the operations of the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Kohat and Kurram Valley Force. At the action of the Uhlan Pass, 27 Aug 1897, he was severely wounded. He also served with the Tirah Expedition. He was placed on half pay in Jun 1899 owing to his wounds, and on recovering, joined the Manchester Regiment in Jan 1901 and served in South Africa in the Cape Colony, Natal, Transvaal and ORC. He died of enteric fever (typhoid) after two days illness at No 3 General Hospital, Kroonstad, Orange Free State. At the time of his death he was in command of the 3rd Shorncliffe Mounted Infantry Company.
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In memory of Capt Louis Aylmer North, 2nd son of North North Esq, sometime of Thurland Castle and Lord of the Manor. He died on active service in South Africa Dec 3rd 1901 of enteric fever aggravated by old wounds received in the Tirah Campaign when serving in the Royal Scots Fusiliers at the storming of the Ubhlan Pass in 1896.

Louis Aylmer North

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