Formed in France in May 1918 as the 4th Provisional Garrison Battalion,(A service battalion). 25th May 1918, was retitled as 23rd Garrison Battalion. In July 1918 the word 'Service' was dropped & was retitled as 23rd Battalion.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 58 recorded WW1 deaths for the 23rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.
BOLCH, W.G. Private, 49847. 23rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Outtersteen Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Wednesday 07-08-1918. Husband of J. Bolch of Cromwell Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, UK.