13 July

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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 13 July.


  • Battalion finds fatigues[1] for the line near Crucifix Corner.[2]
  • Battalion chaplain Rev. A.J.W. Crosse writes to McKegg family on the loss of their son:
    It grieves me sorely to have to write and tell you that your dear boy was killed in action during the great attack last week. I wish I could give you some particulars, but all I know is he did his duty bravely, and you my well be proud of him. He was reverently buried near the trenches, and I can promise you his grave will be lovingly cared for. May God help you in your sorrow.[3]


  • Battalion in rest at Coxyde. Ordered to stand to at 10.30pm.[4]


  • Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment (USA) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[5]
      References & Notes
  1. Fatigue duty is the employment of manual labour assigned to military men that does not necessitate the use of weaponry.
  2. 11th Battalion War Diary, July 1916
  3. It's Been an Awful TimeWorkington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published 21 July 1916.
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, July 1917
  5. 11th Battalion War Diary, July 1918