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10 April

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 10 April.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 10 April on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Saturday)

  • 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 Lt-Col. 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]

1916 (Monday)

  • Senlis: Situated in billets involved in training.

1917 (Tuesday)

  • Holnon: Battalion (less one company) remains in support to two battalions in the front line.
  • Time is spent improving shelters etc.
  • Relieves the 17th Highland Light Infantry in the front line. Relief complete at 10.30pm.
  • John Edward Steele (28154) dies of wounds.

1918 (Wednesday)


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/116
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