10 April

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 10 April.


  • Lt-Col. Machell to Lord Lonsdale: ... we did not leave on 7 April - the move is in abeyance. I believe the reason is the filthy condition of the Camp at Grantham – our advanced party is busy cleaning our part & I hope we may be able to go soon. It is time we got into Brigade so as to go ahead with our training exactly on proper lines... [1]
  • Lieut. Harrison’s writes lengthy report on [the state of] and plan of Belton Park, Grantham.[2]
  • Letter to Machell from B.L. Montgomery: The move is hung up for the present; they are talking about reconstituting the 37th Division and until they have finished arguing about [that] we shall have to sit where we are. This is private. Meanwhile, the General does not want any time to be wasted, but training to go on as usual. I will wire you as soon as ever I know any definite re the move. If they do reconstitute the Division they may move battalions about into different brigades, but your battalion will remain anyhow, for which I am glad....I hope you are going on well. [2]



References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.