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The list of surviving records relating to the Lowther family and the [[wikipedia:Earl of Lonsdale|Earls of Lonsdale]] are stored at the [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/archivecentres/cac.asp Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle)]. The records in this batch<ref>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 [http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=DLONS%2fL%2f13%2f13&pos=34 D Lons/L13/13/1 to D Lons/L13/13/282]</ref> 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 [http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=DLONS%2fL%2f13%2f13&pos=34 D Lons/L13/13/1 to D Lons/L13/13/282] records. This listing can be seen in the catalogue's [http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/TreeBrowse.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&field=RefNo&key=DLONS%2FL%2F13%2F13 expandable hierarchy] of all the DLONS - Lowther family records.<ref>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.</ref>  
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The list of surviving records relating to the Lowther family and the [[wikipedia:Earl of Lonsdale|Earls of Lonsdale]] are stored at the Cumbria Record Office (Carlisle Headquarters). The records in this batch<ref>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 [http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=DLONS%2fL%2f13%2f13&pos=34 D Lons/L13/13/1 to D Lons/L13/13/282]</ref> 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 [http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=DLONS%2fL%2f13%2f13&pos=34 D Lons/L13/13/1 to D Lons/L13/13/282] records. This listing can be seen in the catalogue's [http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/TreeBrowse.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&field=RefNo&key=DLONS%2FL%2F13%2F13 expandable hierarchy] of all the DLONS - Lowther family records.<ref>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.</ref>  
 
  
 
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.
 
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.
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The index below shows the scope of the records available at the Cumbria Record Office<ref>The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters.</ref> 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  [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/research/default.asp research page] when they reviewed the service.   
 
The index below shows the scope of the records available at the Cumbria Record Office<ref>The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters.</ref> 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  [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/research/default.asp 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.'''
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<span style="font-weight:400;">Please note: We do not hold any of the D Lons/L13/13 records. For access to these please contact [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/archivecentres/cac.asp Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle)]</span>
  
 
==Lonsdale Battalion Timeline and Chronology==
 
==Lonsdale Battalion Timeline and Chronology==
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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/''<span style="font-weight:400;">file number</span>''.
 
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/''<span style="font-weight:400;">file number</span>''.
  
==Contacting the Cumbria Archive Centre==
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== The D LONS/L13/13 index ==
*Telephone: 01228 227 284
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*Fax: 01228 607 270
 
*Email: mailto:carlisle.archives@cumbria.gov.uk
 
*Website: [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/archivecentres/cac.asp Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle)]
 
*Open: Wednesday-Friday 9.30am - 5pm
 
*Closed: Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year
 
 
 
== D LONS/L13/13==
 
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{{2nbsp}}1. [[Lonsdale Records/Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations|Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations|Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces' Associations]]
{{2nbsp}}2. [[Lonsdale Records/Recruitment|Recruitment]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Recruitment|Recruitment]]
{{2nbsp}}3. [[Lonsdale Records/Attestations|Attestations]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Attestations|Attestations]]
{{2nbsp}}4. [[Lonsdale Records/Nominal rolls|Nominal rolls]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Nominal rolls|Nominal rolls]]
{{2nbsp}}5. [[Lonsdale Records/Transfers|Transfers]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Transfers|Transfers]]
{{2nbsp}}6. [[Lonsdale Records/Discharges|Discharges]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Discharges|Discharges]]
{{2nbsp}}7. [[Lonsdale Records/Conditions of service|Conditions of service]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Conditions of service|Conditions of service]]
{{2nbsp}}8. [[Lonsdale Records/Officers (general)|Officers (general)]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Officers (general)|Officers (general)]]
{{2nbsp}}9. [[Lonsdale Records/Officers (specific)|Officers (specific)]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Officers (specific)|Officers (specific)]]
{{2nbsp}}10.[[Lonsdale Records/Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers|Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers|Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers]]
 
 
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{{2nbsp}}11. [[Lonsdale Records/Accommodation and messing|Accommodation and messing]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}12. [[Lonsdale Records/Clothing, uniform and equipment|Clothing, uniform and equipment]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}13. [[Lonsdale Records/Training|Training]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}14. [[Lonsdale Records/Medical|Medical]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}15. [[Lonsdale Records/Transport|Transport]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}16. [[Lonsdale Records/Finance|Finance]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}17. [[Lonsdale Records/Discipline|Discipline]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}18. [[Lonsdale Records/General|General]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}19. [[Lonsdale Records/Battalion and daily orders|Battalion and daily orders]]<br>
 
{{2nbsp}}20. [[Lonsdale Records/Prees Heath Camp|Prees Heath Camp]]
 
  
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{{2nbsp}}21. [[Lonsdale Records/Wensley Camp|Wensley Camp]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Accommodation and messing|Accommodation and messing]]
{{2nbsp}}22. [[Lonsdale Records/School of Musketry, Strensall|School of Musketry, Strensall]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Clothing, uniform and equipment|Clothing, uniform and equipment]]
{{2nbsp}}23. [[Lonsdale Records/Codford Camp|Codford Camp]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Training|Training]]
{{2nbsp}}24. [[Lonsdale Records/A Company|A Company]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Medical|Medical]]
{{2nbsp}}25. [[Lonsdale Records/B Company|B Company]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Transport|Transport]]
{{2nbsp}}26. [[Lonsdale Records/C Company|C Company]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Finance|Finance]]
{{2nbsp}}27. [[Lonsdale Records/D Company|D Company]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Discipline|Discipline]]
{{2nbsp}}28. [[Lonsdale Records/E Company, Depot Company|E Company, Depot Company]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/General|General]]
{{2nbsp}}29. [[Lonsdale Records/Additional depot records|Additional depot records]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Battalion and daily orders|Battalion and daily orders]]
{{2nbsp}}30. [[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Orders|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Orders]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Prees Heath Camp|Prees Heath Camp]]
  
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{{2nbsp}}31. [[Lonsdale Records/ ]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Wensley Camp|Wensley Camp]]
{{2nbsp}}32. [[Lonsdale Records/ ]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/School of Musketry, Strensall|School of Musketry, Strensall]]<br>
{{2nbsp}}33. [[Lonsdale Records/ ]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Codford Camp|Codford Camp]]
{{2nbsp}}34. [[Lonsdale Records/ ]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/A Company|A Company]]
{{2nbsp}}35. [[Lonsdale Records/ ]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/B Company|B Company]]
{{2nbsp}}36. [[Lonsdale Records/ ]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/C Company|C Company]]
{{2nbsp}}37. [[Lonsdale Records/]]<br>
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*[[Lonsdale Records/D Company|D Company]]
{{2nbsp}}38.
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*[[Lonsdale Records/E Company, Depot Company|E Company, Depot Company]]
{{2nbsp}}39.
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*[[Lonsdale Records/Additional depot records|Additional depot records]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Orders|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Orders]]
  
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/General|12th (Reserve) Battalion / General]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Documents despatched and received|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Documents despatched and received]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Training|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Training]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Financial|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Financial]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Equipment|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Equipment]]
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*[[Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Issue & receipt voucher books|12th (Reserve) Battalion / Issue & receipt voucher books]]
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12th (Reserve) Battalion
  
== 12th (Reserve) Battalion ==
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Papers arranged chronologically
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
SUB-SUB-SUB-SERIES
 
 
 
== 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/L13/13/247 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/L13/13/248 File of official requisitions for stationery and army orders and forms - date: 8 April 1915 - 6 January 1916
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SUB-SUB-SERIES  
 
SUB-SUB-SERIES  
  
== Miscellaneous ==
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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/L13/13/275 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/L13/13/276 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
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SUB-SUB-SERIES  
 
SUB-SUB-SERIES  
  
== Earl of Lonsdale's Files ==
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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/L13/13/279 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/L13/13/280 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/L13/13/281 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   
 
*FILE - ref. D LONS/L13/13/282 Notices re a proposed tour by D Company to the battlefields - date: 1930   
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==Contacting the Cumbria Archive Centre==
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*Telephone: 01228 227 284
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*Fax: 01228 607 270
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*Email: mailto:carlisle.archives@cumbria.gov.uk
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*Website: [http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/archivecentres/cac.asp Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle)]
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*Open: Wednesday-Friday 9.30am - 5pm
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*Closed: Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year
  
 
== References / notes ==
 
== References / notes ==

Revision as of 02:02, 2 March 2017

The list of surviving records relating to the Lowther family and the Earls of Lonsdale are stored at the Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle). 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 the D Lons/L13/13 records. For access to these please contact Cumbria Archive Centre (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 number.

The D LONS/L13/13 index

      Lonsdale Records (D Lons/L13/13)

12th (Reserve) Battalion

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

SUB-SUB-SERIES

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

SUB-SUB-SERIES

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

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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.