13 June


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 13 June.
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1916 (Tuesday)

Dear Sir, Just a line in your most valuable paper which I receive now and again. I am an old Workington lad, and have been out here fourteen months. I happened to come across a Lonsdale Company, which was the Workington Company, and I saw Dick Seymour and Jack Stewart, both my old school chums. The Lonsdales had to pick a raiding party, which they did, and I think they came off successfully. All the Regiments nearby them gave them credit for their splendid work. Twelve months since I happened to see the 5th Borders near the line and they are also doing great workout here. Our Regiment has had a severe blow at three places. The Lonsdales are now on rest, and are expecting to return to trenches shortly.[1]

1917 (Wednesday)

  • Neuf-Berquin: Battalion training etc.
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 June), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.
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