11 September

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 11 September.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:11 September.

1914 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • Enlistments: Thomas Edwards (16300 Pte.)
  • Letter from D. Morphy & Co, Kendal: We have secured sufficient Army Grey Flannel to make 1000 men’s shirts, & can make & deliver these next week. [1]
Notes of the Week: In the meantime recruiting is progressing fairly briskly, and it seems that Lord Kitchener will easily raise half a million men – or more – if he needs them. And he says he does need them. But such posters as that now on the hoardings, bearing Lord Lonsdale’s name, will not do any good. To ask “Are you a man or mouse?” will, I fancy, be taken as an insult by most men.
There are many good men – and quite as loyal as Lord Lonsdale – who, for various reasons – cowardice not being one of them – cannot see their way to joining the Colours just now; but that is no reason they should be called mice. No doubt the poster was issued with a good intention; but – well – we are told that a certain main road is paved with good intentions. My own opinion is that the poster ought to be looked upon as a specimen of zeal over-running discretion; but I know a good many men who don’t take that view of it. [2]

1916 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion Companies at the disposal of Company Commanders during morning.
  • Afternoon is given up to recreation.

1917 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/70
  2. Published in the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, 11 September 1914.
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 (11 September), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.