13 October

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 13 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Tuesday)

  • 12 men are recruited at Burgh-by-Sands.[1]
  • Enlistments: John Bragg (13855), Sydney Caddy (13841) and Thomas Ibison (13793).
  • Bertram Elliott of Appleby attests and almost immediately deserts.[2]
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell: "We have decided to send our Contingent of men, between 50 & 60 to Carlisle, on Thursday, they leave here on the 1.25 train, arriving Carlisle about 3.14 p.m. and have informed Binning. We entertain them tomorrow evening at a Smoking Concert – a good send off." [3]
  • Letter of Major Binning to Carlisle Charity Organization Society: "I require two Charwomen to scrub out a large building here tomorrow into which we have to put men....if you would kindly provide all that is necessary in the way of Cloths, Brushes and Carbolic Soap." [4]

1916 (Friday)

1917 (Saturday)

  • Teteghem: Companies are at disposal of Company Commanders.
  • Specialist training continues.
  • Recreation takes place in the afternoon.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/46?
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/111
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/124
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