Men of 6th Battalion, Cambrin, February 1918.

Men of 6th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, Cambrin, February 1918. With an English Battalion in the trenches. A machine gun seen on the left.Shows a group of British infantry with a Lewis Gun in a well-built trench, 1917 (c)-1918 (c). At least one is wearing York and Lancaster Regiment shoulder-titles.L 140. The 6th (Service) Battalion was raised at Pontefract in Yorkshire in August 1914. It arrived on the Western Front in July 1916 with 11th (Northern) Division. During the war the York and Lancaster Regiment raised 22 battalions, suffering over 48,000 casualties out of the 57,000 men who served. 8,800 of the latter were killed. One of 193 British and Allied Official photographs taken on the Western Front during World War One. Mounted on card, some with their original captions. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).