12 April

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 12 April.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1916 (Wednesday)

1917 (Thursday)

  • Holnon: Remains in the front line improving positions.

1918 (Friday)

  • In the Line: Artillery active on both sides. Much enemy movement seen and various posts and trenches are reported to Brigade and Artillery.
  • Aeroplanes and snipers are active.
  • Usual patrols and wiring are done by night.


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 (12 April), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.