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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:10 March.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 10 March.

1915 (Wednesday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Battalion Orders: Arrangements having been made for 4 Officers and 16 NCO’s per....company to undergo a modified preliminary course of musketry at Burgh-on-Sands....cold luncheon to be carried in haversacks, Greatcoats carried in packs or worn....will arrange for the 10 Service Rifles to be handed over....and for 15 rounds per man to be issued. Preference will be given ... who have never previously fired any course of Musketry.[1]
  • Battalion orders: The Miniature Range will be at the disposal of....for the purpose of firing any casuals or bad shots in application practice.[1]
  • J. Lowry (13650) and R. Hogg (13746) of B Company are in detention and are forefather their pay for absence.[2]
  • Enlistment to E Company: G. Irwin (19436).[2]

1916 (Friday)[edit]

1917 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the Support Intermediate Line (Kuropatkin).
  • Raid decided on from from previous day's discussion and a party of volunteers are chosen.
  • The party withdraws out of the line to Beaucourt to practice for the raid.

1918 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the line. Listening post in front of No.6 post raided at 1pm. One man is captured and one is wounded.
  • Enemy quiet during the day. Machine guns active at night.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
  3. Workington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published 10 March, 1916.

Acknowledgements[edit]

Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day. The majority of the events shown on this day (10 March), including any supplementary notes, enlistments and statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918), Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) and abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915), which are sourced from the original DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Events from that chronology are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther (2016). They are identified and referenced separately by their unique DLONS numbers. Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate. All casualty names, numbers, ranks, date of deaths and places of burial/commemoration have been sourced from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database respectively.