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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:14 July.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 14 July.

1916[edit]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion remains in rest at Coxyde.[6]

1918[edit]

  • Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment (USA) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. Private Robert McKegg was actually killed in action on 1 July 1916. The newspaper article stated that "the wound was not serious," that he received "a nice blighty one" and, what all parents wanted to hear of their sons fighting abroad, that "he would soon be home." The article then mentioned that a further letter was written by the Chaplain of the Regiment to Robert McKegg's parents stating he had in fact been killed in action.
  2. Lance Corporal Benjamin Martin was killed in action and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

References[edit]

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 (14 July), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.