13 November

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

1914 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • John James Owens (16435) enlists at Workington.
  • 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 from 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]

1915 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

  • Codford Camp: More than 250 men are granted three days’ leave. [5]

1916 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated at 'Road Camp' involved in training.

  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. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/145
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 November), 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.