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13 October

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 13 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 13 October on The Great War wiki.

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 Vompany 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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