I tend to agree with John Cook that this sounds like 8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, which was a unit raised during the First World War (I am not sure whether they had a similar one during the Second World War).
I did some research into that period myself recently and some websites you might find useful are:
This lists all battalions of Lancashire Fusiliers and their service. There was a 1/8th and a 2/8th.
This has a lot of information about the regiment and links to other sites.
This forum has many contributors who ask questions about individuals, and seem to get fast answers.