We commemorate the 55th (West Lancashire) Division


Derby Transept
09th - 16th April 2018
09:00 - 17:00 (each day)

A service of remembrance to commemorate 55th Division and Exhibition to tell their story.

Liverpool Cathedral commemorate the heroism of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division with a special remembrance service on Monday 9th April, 5:30 pm, followed by an Exhibition that tells the story of the 55th Division defence against German attack in WW1 and the defeat of German plans that leads to victory for the British Army.

The Exhibition will be held from Monday 9th April to Monday 16th April 9 am to 5pm.

9 April 2018 is the centenary of the heroic defense of Givenchy by the 55th (West Lancashire) Division, whose memorial is in the Derby Transept.
The German attack was part of their spring offensive designed to knock the British Army out of the war. The 55th Division held their positions for five days until relieved. Their action has been credited with defeating the German plans, saving the British Army and setting the conditions for victory in November 1918.

Field Marshall Haig wrote of "this most gallant defense, the importance of which it would be hard to overestimate...."

The exhibition includes the 55th Division Memorial in Liverpool Cathedral, Lieutenant General Jeudwine, commander of the 55th Division and Canon Coop, Chaplain to the 55th.