12 August

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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:12 August.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 12 August.

1916[edit]

  • Battalion remains in trenches in the front line (Cambrin Sector). Early in the morning 1 NCO and 4 other ranks (MG) are hit by an explosive bullet; one man is killed.[1]
  • Hostile artillery is very quiet during morning.[1]
  • At 4:10pm 11th Border artillery bombards the German lines for approximately 15 minutes. [1]
  • At 8:00pm the Germans start a bombardment that lasts for about an hour; 11th Border artillery replies very effectively causing the enemy to cease their fire. [1]
  • Three other ranks wounded in the bombardment.[1]
  • The Commanding Officer visits the trenches at 9:30pm.[1]
  • Deaths: Richard Hartness (19505 Pte.).[2]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion situated at Ooste Dunkerque have church parade at 10:00am.[3]

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