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==Lonsdale Battalion Timeline and Chronology==
 
==Lonsdale Battalion Timeline and Chronology==
In addition to the DLONS/L/13/13/ files listed here a [http://lowther.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/TIMELINE-LONSDALE-BATTALION.pdf Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 &ndash; May 1915)] was compiled by former Assistant County Archivist David Bowcock at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Carlisle. This timeline details varied aspects of the developmental days of the Lonsdale Battalion, from the onset of the war, recruitment and the early stages of training as seen through the eyes of those recording these events. Amalgamating extracts from the timeline with our [[Lonsdale Battalion on this day...]] project served to broaden the scope of daily events throughout the initial twelve month period. With this in mind extracts from that timeline have been included on this site with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are <u>not</u> available under the general license of this site. Copyright on this material is reserved to Jim Lowther. Each extract is referenced with the DLONS/L/13/13/'''[123]''' file/record number.  
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In addition to the DLONS/L/13/13/ index listed here a [http://lowther.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/TIMELINE-LONSDALE-BATTALION.pdf Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 &ndash; May 1915)] was compiled by former Assistant County Archivist David Bowcock at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Carlisle. This timeline details a variety of extracts from the Lonsdale Records. These extracts are key to discovering more about the early days of the Battalion, from the onset of the war, recruitment and the development of training as seen through the eyes of those recording these events.  
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With kind permission of Jim Lowther, extracts from the timeline have been included in the [[Lonsdale Battalion on this day...]] project. This has enriched the scope of the material throughout the initial six to twelve month period after the Lonsdales were formed. Copyright on this material is reserved to Jim Lowther and as such extracts are <u>not available</u> under the general license of this site. Each extract is referenced with the DLONS/L/13/13/ file/record number.
  
 
= D LONS/L13/13 =
 
= D LONS/L13/13 =

Revision as of 23:11, 29 November 2016

The list of surviving records relating to the Lowther family and the Earls of Lonsdale are stored at the Cumbria Record Office (Carlisle Headquarters). The records in this batch[1] pertain to the Lonsdale Battalion covering 282 files in a broad selection of categories such as: recruitment, attestations, transfers, discharges, officers, NCO’s, clothing and equipment, accommodation, training, medical and more. The Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue lists the D Lons/L13/13/1 to D Lons/L13/13/282 records. This listing can be seen in the catalogue's expandable hierarchy of all the DLONS - Lowther family records.[2]

These records, though few have survived in their original form, are historically important and provide a firm base in research for anyone interested in the Lonsdale Battalion. The majority of the papers within this series were registered in the Orderly Room and, as a result, some have been marked in crayon with subject headings. Those that have been artificially broken up are the series on battalion and daily orders, done so depending on where the Battalion was stationed. There are also papers that specifically relate to the Battalion's training at Prees Heath, Wensley, Strensall and Codford. Importantly, it should be noted that papers relating to the 12th (Reserve) Battalion - who did not go to France - contain many records relating to the 11th Battalion.

The index below shows the scope of the records available at the Cumbria Record Office[3] A paid-for research service was offered until January 2016. Currently, this service has been suspended until further notice, however, details will be provided on their research page when they reviewed the service.

Please note: We do not hold any of these records. These records are held at Cumbria Record Office in Carlisle.

Lonsdale Battalion Timeline and Chronology

In addition to the DLONS/L/13/13/ index listed here a Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 – May 1915) was compiled by former Assistant County Archivist David Bowcock at the Cumbria Archive Centre in Carlisle. This timeline details a variety of extracts from the Lonsdale Records. These extracts are key to discovering more about the early days of the Battalion, from the onset of the war, recruitment and the development of training as seen through the eyes of those recording these events.

With kind permission of Jim Lowther, extracts from the timeline have been included in the Lonsdale Battalion on this day... project. This has enriched the scope of the material throughout the initial six to twelve month period after the Lonsdales were formed. Copyright on this material is reserved to Jim Lowther and as such extracts are not available under the general license of this site. Each extract is referenced with the DLONS/L/13/13/ file/record number.

D LONS/L13/13

The 11th (Lonsdale) Battalion of the Border Regiment

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Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/1 File of minutes of meetings of the Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations (and associated papers) which led to the formation of the Battalion - date: 15 - 23 September 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/2 Papers re the role of the Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations in establishing the Battalion, including accommodation, funding, recruitment - date: 4 - 25 September 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/3 File re the Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations and their role in setting up the Battalion, including agenda papers, minutes, report of the Cumberland branch of the British Red Cross Society - date: 19 August 1914 - 26 August 1915

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Recruitment

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/4 Papers re the Earl of Lonsdale's role in recruitment - date: 4 September - 3 December 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/5 Papers re the Battalion's original headquarters at Penrith - date: 9 September 1914 - 10 February 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/6 Papers re recruitment in the Carlisle area - date: 1 October 1914 - 20 April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/7 Papers re recruitment - date: 14 October 1914 - 7 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/8 Papers re recruiting - date: 23 September 1914 - 11 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/9 Papers re the recruitment of men with criminal records - date: 19 October 1914 - 1 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/10 File re recruitment including medical history, pay, attestation of short service - date: 21 June - 8 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/11 Col. Machell's file re - date: 16 September 1914 - 18 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/12 File mainly re recruitment and including - date: 6 September 1914 - 20 September 1915

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Attestations

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/13 Attestation papers - date: 22 September - 17 November 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/14 Medical history forms of recruits found to be unfit; also includes attestation papers - date: 5 October 1914 - 27 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/15 Lists of attestation papers sent to the Regimental Paymaster and Records Officer - date: 6 October 1914 - 6 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/16 Stray attestations - date: 8 April - 13 July 1915

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Nominal rolls

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/17 Pay and mess book (copy) - date: May 1915; not dated [circa 1915]
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/18 Nominal rolls - date: 30 October 1914 - 6 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/19a Denominational rolls [weekly returns of the numbers of men by religious denominations] - date: 8 December 1914 - 24 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/19b Returns of strength - date: 22 February - 8 November 1915

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Transfers

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/20-21 Papers re transfers to, from and within the Battalion, including pay and mess books, statements of clothing and necessaries - date: 23 October 1914 - 15 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/22 File re men requesting to leave the battalion on a temporary basis to undertake munitions work and those changing their minds in favour of overseas service - date: 17 April - 17 November 1915

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Discharges

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/23 File re discharge of soldiers for a variety of reasons including - date: 15 October 1914 - 2 February 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/24 File re the discharge of soldiers for various reasons including - date: 2 June - 11 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/25 Papers re discharges from service, including - date: 15 September 1914 - 26 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/26 Receipts for soldiers' documents on discharge - date: 24 March - 8 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/27 Medical history forms of recruits some of whom were discharged because they were unfit; also includes attestation papers - date: 22 July - 22 November 1915

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Conditions of service

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/28 Papers re arrangements for the maintenance of illegitimate children of serving soldiers - date: 16 November 1914 - 13 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/29 Papers re the granting of leave - date: 19 December 1914 - 16 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/30 Papers re separation allowances and allotments paid to dependants of serving soldiers - date: 21 September 1914 - 17 November 1915

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Officers: general

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/31 Papers re the appointment of adjutant - date: 29 September - 26 November 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/32 Alphabetical list of officers rejected and accepted; record of army books and forms issued - date: October - November 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/33 Papers re the appointment of chaplains - date: 23 September 1914 - 25 March 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/34 Rejected applications from men who wished to join the Battalion as officers - date: 19 September 1914 - 25 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/35 Papers re temporary commissions - date: 8 September 1914 - 24 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/36 Applications from men wishing to join the Battalion as officers - date: 7 September 1914 - 15 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/37 Papers re officers, commissions and temporary commissions - date: 16 September 1914 - 26 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/38 Papers re the transfer of officers from other regiments - date: 7 October 1914 - 5 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/39 Papers re the appointment of supernumerary officers - date: 12 March - 12 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/40 Papers re officers - date: November [1914] - 21 November 1915

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Officers: specific

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/41 Papers re the temporary appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel W Donald as major commanding a double company - date: 7 November 1914 - 26 February 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/42 Papers re the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel P W Machell as Commanding Officer etc - date: 30 September 1914 - 2 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/43 Manuscript, typescript and printed copy of My Visit To The Front by Colonel Machell - date: 9 - 13 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/44 Papers re the temporary appointment of Major C H Harrison and his subsequent transfer to another battalion of the Border Regiment - date: 30 October 1914 - 17 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/45 Papers re the appointment of Lieutenant P G W Diggle as adjutant, his promotion to Captain and his appointment as Second-in-command - date: 5 September 1914 - 14 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/46 Major Binning's copy letters and memoranda re a variety of subjects - date: 2 - 18 October 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/47 Major Binning's miscellaneous military and personal file of papers re - date: 2 October 1914 - 16 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/48 Stray papers of Major Binning re - date: 25 September 1914 - 17 November 1915

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Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/49 Papers re non-commissioned officers, including applications, appointments, promotion, demotion, conduct, transfer - date: 28 September 1914 - 9 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/50 Papers re the appointment and duties of: colour sergeants and [company] sergeant majors - date: 12 September 1914 - 16 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/51 Papers re sergeants, including - date: 17 September 1914 - 17 October 1915

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Accommodation and messing

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/52 Copy agreements and papers re the letting of Blackwell Lodge as Battalion headquarters - date: 19 November 1914 - 27 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/53 File relating to the water supply to, and sanitary conditions at Blackhall and the provision of bathing facilities at Carlisle swimming baths - date: 2 November 1914 - 19 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/54 Plan, elevation and papers re the erection and maintenance of huts and other accommodation at Blackhall - date: 19 December 1914 - 24 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/55 File of tenders, lists of contracts, progress reports, accounts and papers re the supply of huts to be used for ablutions, latrines, shelters, a hospital, a recreation room, officers' quarters, a dining room, a sergeants' room, a mess kitchen, a sleeping room and stores at Blackhall; also the supply of electric and petrol lighting, and water and drainage - date: 19 October 1914 - 1 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/56 Vouchers and papers re the provision of laundry services - date: 10 October 1914 - 28 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/57 Papers re messing and rations including accounts, cooking equipment, diet sheets, provision of food - date: 12 October 1914 - 30 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/58 Papers re billeting of soldiers in Kendal, Blackhall, Prees Heath and Codford and the provision of bedding, heating and basic furniture - date: 12 September 1914 - 1 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/59 Plans, estimates and papers re the provision of electric and petrol lighting, lamps, candles and fire extinguishers and repairs to the electric generator - date: 22 October 1914 - 12 November 1915

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Clothing, Uniform and Equipment

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/60 Register (alphabetically arranged) of soldiers, date of enlistment and arms and equipment issued - date: September 1914 - January 1945
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/61 Ledger of infantry equipment received - date: 6 October 1914 - 31 March 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/62 Papers re the supply of uniforms, coal and coke, clothing and food - date: 26 November 1914 - 22 April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/63 Monthly accounts of clothing and equipment issued to named soldiers - date: December 1914 - April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/64 Papers (including samples) re the purchase of khaki cloth, great coats, kit bags and other equipment - date: 6 September 1914 - 11 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/65 File re the provision and use of rifles and other equipment - date: 30 September 1914 - 16 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/66 General Equipment Indent duplicate book - date: 22 October 1914 - 28 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/67 Account of stock received and issued by the storemen at the Quartermaster's stores - date: 19 January - 19 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/68 Monthly indents of free and paid issues of personal clothing and kit - date: November 1914 - August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/69 Papers re quartermasters, including appointments, ordering of stores, duties - date: 14 October 1914 - 4 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/70 Papers re clothing and uniform, including shirts, boots, coats, trousers - date: 11 September 1914 - 11 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/71 Monthly returns of arms, accoutrements, public clothing and barrack furniture - date: 12 June - 12 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/72 Lists of goods withdrawn from stores - date: 11 November 1914 - 29 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/73 File re the organisation of a public appeal for the donation of field glasses - date: 4 December 1914 - 6 April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/74 Series of numbered letters (incomplete) from people donating field glasses and lists of donors and to whom the glasses were distributed - date: 17 November 1914 - 7 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/75 Papers re the provision of clothing, khaki material, and a wide variety of equipment - date: 10 September 1914 - 16 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/76 Register of kit and equipment issued and returned - date: 22 March - 20 November 1915

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Training

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/77 Papers re arrangements for route marches - date: 7 November - 18 December 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/78 Papers re the appointment of instructors in: drill, infantry training, volunteers from the police force, physical training, training courses, musketry - date: 18 September 1914 - 25 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/79 Notes on conditions at the battle front to be used for training purposes - date: 25 September 1914 - 30 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/80 - date: 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/81-83 Papers re training - date: 13 October 1914 - 10 November 1915

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Medical

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/84 File re the granting of sick leave - date: 28 - 29 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/85 Papers re arrangements for soldiers to be inoculated against typhoid (enteric fever) - date: 15 December 1914 - 20 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/86 File re medical condition of various soldiers, some considered for light duties, others discharged from the service; and hospitalisation of troops - date: 21 June - 20 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/87 File re the examination of men who were medically unfit for service overseas and therefore transferred to other duties - date: 26 May - 12 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/88 Papers re: medicals for recruits, medical supplies for inoculation, discharges and transfers on medical grounds, transfers to hospitals, sick leave, treatment of meningitis, soldiers unfit to march, provision of false teeth - date: 14 November 1914 - 20 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/89 Papers re: medical treatment, appointment of medical officers and orderlies, medical inspections of camps' facilities, medical equipment, improvements in sanitation - date: 13 October 1914 - 24 November 1915

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Transport

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/90 Railway warrant counterfoil books - date: 13 September 1914 - 8 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/91 File re training courses and arrangements for transport and accommodation - date: 25 May - 1 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/92 File re the treatment and inspection of horses - date: 1 February - 13 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/93 File re transport and particularly the use of horses - date: 28 May - 18 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/94 Papers re transport - date: 16 October 1914 - 20 November 1915

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Finance

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/95 Miscellaneous financial papers including cash account for [C] Company - date: 19 September 1914 - 17 February 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/96 File re accounts - date: 22 September 1914 - 26 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/97 File re financial arrangements for paying the troops and purchasing equipment etc - date: 3 June - 1 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/98 Papers re pay - date: 17 September 1914 - 8 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/99 Papers re regimental institute at Codford, including cash accounts - date: 20 August - 11 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/100 File of acknowledgements of documents and goods received from the Adjutant and others - date: 12 January - 15 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/101 Miscellaneous financial papers, including observations on “C” Company's account, doctor's bill - date: 10 April - 18 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/102 Memoranda book - date: 7 September 1914 - December 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/103 Cheque book (blank) - date: Not dated [circa 1915]

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Discipline

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/104 File re reports of minor offences - date: 30 January - 9 April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/105 Papers re detention - date: 4 December 1914 - 21 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/106 Papers re the holding of courts martial - date: 10 January - 29 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/107 Papers re the demotion of soldiers for drunkenness and incompetence - date: 5 March - 1 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/108 Papers re charges brought against soldiers serving at Blackhall, Prees Heath, Wensley and Codford - date: 7 January - 30 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/109 Papers re named absentees and deserters - date: 13 October 1914 - 19 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/110 File re four courts martial - date: 12 July - 22 November 1915

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General

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/111 File of letters (arranged alphabetically) received by Major Binning re the setting up of the Battalion - date: 16 September - 11 December 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/112 Papers re: church parades, Christmas greetings telegram from the Earl of Lonsdale, distribution of the 'Active Service Testament', attendance at religious services - date: 22 October 1914 - 5 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/113 Papers re action to be taken against aircraft including illustrated identification of aircraft - date: 18 February - 9 March 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/114 Papers re the official inspection of the Battalion by Gen. Sir Henry MacKinnon on 26 March 1915 - date: 3 - 28 March 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/115 File re cooperation with the police - date: 9 December 1914 - 4 April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/116 Plan and papers re the proposed move of the Battalion to Bolton Park Camp, Grantham, including letters from Capt. BL Montgomery - date: 28 March - 20 April 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/117 Papers re various complaints - date: 14 January - 5 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/118 File re: guard report, instructions for falling in, camp kit and allowance, duties of: Company Sergeant Major, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Company Orderly Sergeant, Orderly Officer, Battalion Orderly Sergeant, Room Orderly, Sentries, Pioneer Sanitary Sergeant, arrangements, uniform, bugle calls, instructions for the Commander of the Guard - date: 11 November 1914 - 16 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/119 Papers re co-operation with the Y M C A - date: 25 September 1914 - 1 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/120 File of correspondence with Brigade headquarters - date: 17 December 1914 - 16 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/121 Letters from the War Office - date: 3 December 1914 - 23 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/122 Papers re policy arrangements for funerals of soldiers - date: 2 January - 26 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/123 Papers re promotions - date: 23 February - 1 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/124 File re appointment of officers and staff, accounts, supply of equipment, movement of equipment, movement of the Battalion to Prees Heath Camp - date: 24 September 1914 - 6 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/125 Papers re the issuing of passes to soldiers leaving the camp and tradesmen and contractors visiting the camp - date: 27 July - 11 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/126 Papers re gifts including jam, cricket and sports equipment, socks, Kendal mint cake - date: 24 November 1914 - 14 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/127 Papers re the mascot, a pedigree greyhound - date: 29 March - 22 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/128 Papers re the compilation of returns of various kinds of engineers including tunnellers - date: 16 January - 28 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/129 File of returns daily strength [i.e. numbers] of men, discharges, equipment, clothing, field strength, fighting and ration strength, inoculations, recruits, medically unfit, daily strength for station hospitals, cavalry, artillery and infantry, distribution of men, muskets, special occupations - date: 24 November 1914 - 1 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/130 Papers re: security, garrison police, passes - date: 2 March - 5 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/131 Miscellaneous file - date: 8 November 1914 - 18 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/132 State of daily parades at Blackhall, Wensley and Codford - date: 29 June - 21 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/133 Papers re various Battalion moves - date: 3 April - 22 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/134 Duty roster - date: Not dated [1915]

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Battalion and Daily Orders

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/135 Battalion orders, Blackhall - date: 23 December 1914 - 12 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/136 Battalion orders 35-291, Blackhall - date: 14 January - 6 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/137 Daily orders, unnumbered, 25-106 Blackhall - date: 6 October 1914 - 7 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/138 Battalion orders 296-457 Prees Heath - date: 10 May - 21 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/139 Daily orders 107-143 Prees Heath - date: 10 May - 21 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/140 Battalion orders 458-555 Wensley - date: 23 June - 5 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/141 Daily orders 144-177 Wensley - date: 23 June - 5 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/142 Battalion orders 556-560 Strensall - date: 6 - 11 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/143 Daily orders 178-182 Strensall - date: 6 - 11 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/144 Battalion orders 561-638 Codford - date: 13 August - 22 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/145 Daily orders 183-259 Codford - date: 13 August - 22 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/146 District (No. 3, Preston) Orders, 243-334 - date: 17 May - 2 December 1915

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Prees Heath Camp

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/147 Papers re training including provision of equipment, training programmes - date: 11 May - 27 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/148 Papers re the move of the Battalion to Prees Heath Camp and the provision of rifles and sports equipment - date: 27 April - 29 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/149 File re training programmes - date: 4 June - 24 July 1915

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Wensley Camp

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/150 File of battalion orders and papers re the arrangements to move the battalion from Brackhall Camp to Prees Heath Camp, Whitchurch and from Whitchurch to Wensley - date: 7 May - 19 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/151 Papers re regimental institutes at Prees Heath and Wensley - date: 30 March - 21 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/152 Papers re training - date: 19 June - 3 September 1915

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School of Musketry, Strensall

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/153 Papers re arrangements for training at the School of Musketry, Strensall - date: 1 June - 16 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/154 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 2 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/155 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 3 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/156 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 4 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/157 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 4 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/158 Registers and rolls of range practices, A company - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/159 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 14 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/160 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 15 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/161 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 16 platoon - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/162 Rolls and registers of range practices, D company - date: August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/163 Rolls and registers of range practices - date: 7 - 11 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/164 Musketry scores, A, C and D companies - date: August 1915

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Codford Camp

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/165 Papers re Courts of Inquiry - date: 28 September - 6 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/166 Papers re training - date: 4 August - 12 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/167 Papers re musketry training including loan of arms, returns and progress reports - date: 24 July - 13 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/168-169 Diagrams and papers re tactical training exercises at Wensley and particularly at Codford - date: 17 August - 13 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/170 File re training in bomb and grenade throwing - date: 30 June - 16 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/171 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 1 platoon - date: November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/172 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 2 platoon - date: November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/173 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 3 platoon - date: November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/174 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 15 platoon - date: November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/175 Rolls and registers of range practices, No. 16 platoon - date: November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/176 Rolls and registers of range practices, D company - date: November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/177 File re training in the use of machine guns - date: 9 January - 3 December 1915

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'A' Company

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/178 Stray papers including nominal rolls, banking arrangements, equipment, training - date: 1 December 1914 - 13 November 1915

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'B' Company

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/179 Stray papers including nominal rolls and training - date: 16 November 1914 - 7 September 1915

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'C' Company

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/180 Register (alphabetically arranged) of [recruits] recording name, address, lodgings in Kendal and separation allowance - date: </nowiki>September - November 1914
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/181 Pay sheets/rolls 1, 3-9, 11-15 - date: 26 September 1914 - 1 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/182 Papers including: appointment of officers and staff, recruitment, allowances, fees for recruiters, Christmas leave - date: 17 September 1914 - 13 January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/183 Lists of men sent for examination, doctors' certificates - date: 5 October 1914 - 20 March 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/184 Cheque book of Capt. Rimington - date: 3 June - 2 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/185 Papers including equipment, nominal rolls, pay rolls, recruitment, move from Kendal to Blackhall, training, cheque book, clothing roll - date: 18 September 1914 - 19 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/186 Monthly pay and mess books and cash accounts - date: January - November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/187 Musketry return - date: Not dated [pre-November 1915]

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'D' Company

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/188 Register (alphabetically arranged) of - date: October 1914 - January 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/189 File entitled “Special Orders” - date: 30 December 1914 - 25 February 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/190 Lists of allowances made to named soldiers - date: 12 March - 30 June 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/191 Stray papers including accounts, training, receipt book, nominal rolls - date: November 1914 - 25 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/192 File re - date: 20 March - 29 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/193 Conduct sheets - date: 16 November 1914 - 2 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/194 File re pay, allowances, laundry, stores and equipment, soldiers travelling without railway tickets, sick leave, discharges from service - date: 22 February - 18 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/195 File “Correspondence relating to C[ompany] Q[uarter] S[ergeant's] Duties” - date: 3 March - 18 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/196 File of numbered vouchers - date: 9 February - 19 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/197 File of receipts for equipment and other goods and services - date: 13 March - 22 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/198 Copy monthly accounts of free issues of personal clothing and kits - date: March - November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/199 Papers re recruitment in West Cumberland - date: 19 September 1914 - 23 January 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/200 Register of the issue of numbered rifles to named soldiers - date: Not dated [1915]
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/201 Address book of soldiers [in D Company] - date: Not dated [1915]
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/202 Musketry return - date: Not dated [1915]
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/203 Roll of platoons 13-16 - date: Not dated [1915]

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'E' Company / Depot Company

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/204 File re receipts for documents of soldiers who were transferred to the Depot - date: 13 June - 9 July 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/205 Daily parade states - date: 4 - 28 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/206 Depot orders 1 - 256 - date: 7 May - 2 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/207 Miscellaneous papers - date: 3 May - 19 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/208 Papers re the granting of leave to serving soldiers to assist with haymaking and harvesting - date: 7 May - 29 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/209 Papers re regimental institute including draft lease of the institute building at Blackhall - date: 28 May - 30 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/210 Papers including recruitment, administration, discipline, equipment - date: 26 November 1914 - 7 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/211 Daily orders nos. 1-116 - date: 26 May - 11 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/212 Stray telegrams and papers - date: 10 May - 27 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/213 File including training, promotion, transfers and the problems of recruiting - date: 22 July - 4 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/214 File of correspondence - date: 10 May - 10 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/215 File re recruitment including medical and short service forms, receipts for soldiers' documents, recruitment returns, passes, allowances - date: 22 July - 11 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/216 Ledger of infantry equipment received and issued - date: 1 April 1915 - 31 March 1916

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Additional Depot Records

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/217 Letters accepting and declining the invitation to attend the Depot sports, 16 September 1915 - date: 7 - 15 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/218 Invitation, tickets, programme and papers re the organisation of the Depot's sports, 16 September 1915 - date: 2 - 16 September 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/219 Depot orders part I nos. 185-321 - date: 15 - 29 September 1915

8FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/220 Papers re recruitment - date: 10 April - 12 November 1915

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12th (Reserve) Battalion

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Orders

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/221 Brigade orders nos. 18-62, Prees Heath - date: 3 November - 24 December 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/222 Daily orders nos. 154-170, Prees Heath - date: 3 - 24 December 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/223 Battalion orders nos. 32-687, Prees Heath - date: 30 September - 25 December 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/224 Station orders nos. 3 - 14 - date: 4 - 17 January 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/225 Battalion orders - date: 10 July - 1 September 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/226 Battalion orders - date: 24 January - 17 April 1916

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General

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/227 File belonging to Major Binning re the Reserve Company of the Border Regiment at Blackhall Camp until their move to Prees Heath - date: 25 May - 18 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/228 File of correspondence on a variety of subjects with the headquarters of No. 3 District, Preston, including auditing of mess accounts, discharges on medical grounds - date: 17 May 1915 - 19 April 1916

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Documents despatched and received

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/229 Register of documents despatched - date: 8 May 1915 - 21 January 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/230 Register of documents (indexed) received in or eminating from the office of 12th (Reserve) Battalion - date: 30 October 1915 - 31 May 1916

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Training

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/231 File re training including bayonet fighting, provision of training areas, training courses - date: 15 April - 8 October 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/232 Papers re training including programmes of work, returns of men attending training courses - date: 18 September 1915 - 23 August 1916

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Financial

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/233 Cash book - date: April - August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/234 File of vouchers and wage accounts of the Reserve Battalion based in the Regimental Workshops at Prees Heath Camp - date: 7 April - 31 August 1916

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Equipment

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/235 Carrier's notes for War Department Stores - date: 17 May 1915 - 6 April 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/236 Stocktaking accounts; accounts of clothing and personal equipment reported lost or damaged - date: 18 January - 6 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/237 'General Equipment Indent' - date: 1 January - 19 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/238 'Indent for Stores, Clothing and Necessities' - date: 9 August 1915 - 26 August 1916

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Issue and receipt voucher books

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/239 Issue and receipt voucher book - date: 17 April - 6 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/240 Issue and receipt voucher book - date: 19 December 1915 - 6 March 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/241 Issue and receipt voucher book - date: 8 March - 14 July 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/242 Issue and receipt voucher book - date: 15 July - 10 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/243 Issue and receipt voucher book - date: 6 July - 5 September 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/244 Monthly returns of arms, ammunition, equipment, public clothing and barrack stores - date: September - October 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/245 Papers re: personal clothing, arms, camp kit, footwear, leather goods, setting up of shoemakers' shop, uniform, typewriter and stationery, and other equipment - date: April 1915 - 20 November 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/246 Papers re the design and supply of silver cap badges which were donated by the Earl of Lonsdale - date: 12 October 1914 - 2 August 1917

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Papers arranged chronologically

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/247 Stray papers re serving officers and men - date: 15 October - 29 November 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/248 File of official requisitions for stationery and army orders and forms - date: 8 April 1915 - 6 January 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/249 Letters to Major Binning re recruits, potential officers and commissions - date: 15 October 1914 - 16 January 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/250 Volume of copy telegrams sent out - date: 8 May 1915 - 4 March 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/251 File re the Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces Associations - date: 25 July 1914 - 8 March 1916FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/252 File of daily guard reports including reports of minor offences, reports of orderly officer - date: 1 October 1915 - 11 April 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/253 File re National Health insurance - date: 12 October 1914-13 May 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/254 Papers re recruitment - date: 2 February - 1 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/255 Billeting books - date: 29 February - 2 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/256 Papers re transport, including: horses, railways, motor vehicles - date: 19 October 1915 - 13 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/257 Stray papers re accommodation and messing arrangements at Prees Heath - date: 8 October 1915 - 15 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/258 File re recreational facilities offered to soldiers in Carlisle, including Carlisle Association Football Club - date: 20 October 1914 - 21 June 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/259 Daily account of provisions received from the Army Service Corps and distributed - date: 31 July 1915 - 3 July 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/260 Minor offence reports - date: 18 October 1915 - 10 July 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/261 File mainly re the recommending of staff to serve in the newly-formed 32nd Divisional Cyclist Company - date: 6 October 1914 - 11 July 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/262 Stray papers re discipline - date: 17 October 1915 - 15 July 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/263 Papers re ordnance - date: 3 November 1915 - 22 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/264 Papers re: inoculation, cleanliness, medical reports and medical history sheets, examinations by Travelling Medical Board - date: 29 October 1915 - 24 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/265 File re the appointment and training of signallers and instructors and the supply of signalling equipment - date: 24 April 1915 - 25 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/266 Nominal rolls of N C O's and men selected for draft for overseas - date: 19 October 1915 - 26 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/267 Receipts for soldiers' documents and other receipts - date: 10 February - 29 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/268 Stray papers re pay and allowances - date: 28 November 1915 - 30 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/269 Stray, miscellaneous papers - date: 11 September 1915 - 31 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/270 Papers re transfers of men to and from the Battalion - date: 8 December 1915 - 31 August 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/271 Papers re: equipment, medical history sheets and medical examinations, transfer of personnel and equipment, men available for draft [to France], break up of the Reserve Battalion 31 August, promotions, father's protest that his son had been drafted, nominal rolls, brigade and station orders - date: 4 July - 2 September 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/272 Accounts, price lists and papers re the regimental institute at Blackhall, Prees Heath - date: 25 September 1915 - 22 November 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/273 File of returns of necessary repairs to accommodation at Prees Heath Camp - date: 19 September - 27 November 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/274 Cards and papers re the ordering and supplying of a Christmas card - date: 6 October - 21 December 1916

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Miscellaneous

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/275 Local press cuttings mainly re the formation of the Battalion - date: 15 September 1914 - 8 May 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/276 File including: copy of telegram re founding of the battalion, list of applicants for appointment as officers, denominational rolls - date: 6 September 1914 - 15 August 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/277 Miscellaneous printed records - date: 1914 - 1915
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/278 Miscellaneous papers - date: 9 September 1914 - 29 November 1915

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Earl of Lonsdale's Files

  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/279 Earl of Lonsdale's personal file re the Lonsdale Battalion - date: 31 August 1914 - 27 July 1916
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/280 Papers re the arrangements for laying up the Battalion's colour at Lowther Church 9 September 1922 - date: August - September 1922
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/281 Replies to invitations to the ceremony to lay up the Battalion's colour - date: August - September 1922
  • FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/282 Notices re a proposed tour by D Company to the battlefields - date: 1930

References / notes

  1. The Lowther Family Estate Records has thousands of records listed in various categories and sub categories ranging from D Lons/L5 to D Lons/L25. The records relating to the 11th Battalion Border Regiment are D Lons/L13/13/1 to D Lons/L13/13/282
  2. The Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue only lists these document. They do not holds these records in an online database. To view these records you will need to visit the Cumbria Record Office in Carlisle.
  3. The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters.