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The home of the 11th (Service) Battalion Border Regiment in the First World War
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  The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day

A daily listing of movements, actions, events and political involvements of the Lonsdale Battalion that took place this day between 1914–1918. (This information refreshes daily.)

On this day in history (2 December)


  • Battalion marches to Molliens-au-Bois; arrives and billets at 12:30pm.[1]
  • Involved in lectures, inspections and physical exercises.[2]


  • Battalion is situated at Berteaucourt. Church parade and inspection of billets by Commanding Officer.[3]


  • Battalion makes a night attack on German positions South of Westroosebeek in conjunction with remaining units of 97th Brigade and 2 units of the 96th Brigade.[4]
  • At Zero hour - 1.55am - the Lonsdales takes their objectives but two leapfrogging companies fall back before dawn onto subsidiary objectives, which are held all day until the enemy launches a counter attack at 4.30pm. The Lonsdale then fall back onto the old line.[4]

The following Lonsdale men died this day in 1917

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