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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:13 April.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 13 April.

1915 (Tuesday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Progress report on huts: Two Companies have been accommodated in W.O. pattern huts, the buildings of Grandstands have been adapted for another, and the 4th has been lodged in the stables which have been floored and otherwise rendered habitable.[1]

1916 (Thursday)[edit]

1917 (Friday)[edit]

1918 (Saturday)[edit]

  • In the Line: Visibility is poor and little activity on either side.
  • Men are occupied by day bathing in the Nissen hut, carrying forward material and improving shelters.
  • Little wiring is done by night on account of intense darkness.
  • A Company commences wiring in front of their reserve posts.
  • Deaths: Leonard Bramley (12466 Pte.) is killed in action.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/55

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 (13 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.