12 October

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

1914 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/12
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 October), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.