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12 October


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 12 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 12 October on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Monday)

  • Three men are recruited at Low Row; another at Penrith.
  • Enlistments: William Calvert (13851).
  • From the Recruiting Office to Lt-Col. Machell: Authorise the acceptance of recruits of a minimum height of 5’ 3 ins and of a chest measurement of 34 inches if under 22 years of age, and 34 inches if over.[1]
  • Memo from the Recruiting Officer, Carlisle: I must draw to your notice that the hirings in Cumberland....will be taking place about the first week in November....all recruiters in the Area should take steps to obtain as many recruits as possible.[1]

1916 (Thursday)

  • Battalion is situated in the support line of the Cambrin Sector.
  • The Commanding officer and a party of 1st East Yorkshires arrive for the purpose of gathering information.
  • 1st East Yorkshires take over the line from the Lonsdales who subsequently support Royal Engineer parties.

1917 (Friday)

  • Teteghem: Battalion involved in Company training.
  • Recreation takes place in the afternoon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/12
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