13 November

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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 13 November.


  • Enlistments: John James Owens (16435 Sgt.)
  • Telegram to Lt-Col. Machell: Have four single excellent fellows here [Workington] waiting regret to miss them can you possibly admit. Lt-Col. Machell replies with: Enlist these four if specially good but can take more bearing in mind men expected from you Monday. [1]
  • Telegram Lt-Col. Machell to the press: Lonsdale Battalion strength now 1000 recruiting for this Battalion closed for the present. [2]
  • Memo: Please give orders that, in order to ensure proper supply of biscuits at early morning tea, which until further order will be served at 6.45 a.m., Company Orderly Corporals will take over biscuits for the number of men in mess in their respective Companies from the Contractor’s store at 6.40 a.m. & will be responsible for proper issue. [3]
  • Lt-Col. Machell’s draft letter recommending discharge of Pte. R. Johnston: He is a constant source of trouble to his Platoon Sergeant, his comrades complain of his obscene language & low habits, and he makes little or no progress with his training. On being awarded a minor punishment....he broke out of camp & remained absent till nearly midnight. [4]


  • Battalion situated at La Vicogne. Orders are received to march at 10am for Contay. Battalion arrives 3pm.[5]


  • Battalion situated at 'Road Camp' involved in training.[6]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/199
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/6
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/57
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/23
  5. 11th Battalion War Diary, November 1916
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, November 1917