12 February

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 12 February.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:12 February.

1915 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • Physical training inspection - expresses satisfaction: "far better than any other Battalion" [1]
  • Memo from Major Binning: "Alterations at Stables: 1. Make boxes 59 and 60 into a Detention Room for 8 prisoners....and fitting up with Guard Room beds. 2. Transfer stove and fittings from present Harness Room....provide 6 extra saddle racks, 2 extra saddle horses....there is ample accommodation in the compartments on either side....for 55 transport horses. 3. Transfer the men occupying box 53 to empty boxes which can be made fit for use by boarding up (with cavity) the back walls which are now damp." [2]
  • "The Battalion will parade as strong as possible at 11-15 a.m. and at 2-15 pm. on Monday. The buglers and Drummers will attend both occasions and Staff and Battalion Transport will attend the 2-15 p.m. parade. Rifles will be carried by leading Platoons and by the right half of the second Platoons of Companies. Platoons will be equalised. The Recruits will fall in separately as directed for the General’s Inspection. There will be no Miniature Practice on the range on Saturday and on Monday. The Parade will be dismissed early on Monday afternoon and O.C. Companies will arrange to have their lines thoroughly cleaned in preparation for the Brigadier on Tuesday." [3]
  • 2nd Lieut. B.C. Harrison of B Company and Sergeant W. Stephens (13641) of D Company are selected to attend a Course assembling at the School of Musketry, Altcar [training camp] [4]
  • A football match will take place at Greysouthern tomorrow - Saturday, 13 February.[4]

1916 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

1918 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/81
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/54
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/131
  4. 4.0 4.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
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 February), 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.