Museums in Cheshire

Museum of the South Lancashire Regiment

Peninsula Barracks
Warrington WA2 7BR

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The South Lancashire Regiment was formed in 1881 as a result of the Cardwell reforms of the British Army. With its Regimental Depot at Peninsula Barracks, Warrington, the regiment initially consisted of two battalions, with the 1st formed from the former 40th Regiment of Foot, and the 2nd from the former 82nd (Prince of Wales's Volunteers). The regiment recruited primarily from that area of South Lancashire which is centred on the townships of Warrington and St Helens. During World War I the regiment expanded to a total strength of 21 battalions. They served on the Western Front, at Gallipoli, and in Macedonia, Egypt, Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) and India.