11 October

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 11 October.



  • Battalion situated in the support line of the Cambrin Sector – supplying working parties[1] for the Royal Engineers.[2]
  • Commanding Officer, Col. Girdwood, proceeds to England on leave; Major Moore of 17th Highland Light Infantry takes over command of the Lonsdales.[2]
  • Reinforcements of 12 other ranks arrive.[2]


  • Battalion situated at Teteghem involved in Company training. Recreation in the afternoon.[3]

References / notes[edit]

  1. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 11th Battalion War Diary, October 1916
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, October 1917