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Revision as of 00:39, 21 December 2016

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 18 February.

1916

  • Situated in hut billets in Hénencourt Wood, involved in fatigue duties.[1][2]

1917

  • Battalion parades in full marching order, leaving Acheux at 8.30am. Arrives Mirvaux 1pm.[3]

1918

  • Battalion situated in the field. Nothing done during the day except specialist training. At night a raiding party of 2 officers (2nd Lieuts. Macrae and McDonald) along with 60 other ranks of C Company carry out a raid on enemy posts.[4]
  • Zero hour 11pm. Heavy artillery barrage for eight minutes preparatory to advance. Right & left parties reach their objective and penetrate 150 yards behind the enemy's front system. The center party is unfortunately struck by machine gun fire, which was unscathed by the barrage, and results in two casualties: 2nd Lieut. Macrae (killed) and 1 Sgt. (wounded). Result: 12 of the enemy dead, one machine gun bombed and destroyed and one wounded prisoner brought in.[4]
  • Capt. Ross attempted to search for the body of 2nd Lieut. Macrae.[4]
      References & Notes
  1. Fatigue duty is the employment of manual labour assigned to military men that does not necessitate the use of weaponry.
  2. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1916
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1917
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1918