14 July


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 14 July.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 14 July on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Friday)

1917 (Saturday)

1918 (Sunday)

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


  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. The Lonsdales were in their final month before being disbanded. Where training is concerned, this was done alongside the American infantry. It was during this period that they moved to several different locations in the eventual run up to the disbandment papers being approved. On 29 July, 1918, the war diary states: "orders received for WO's, NCO's and men of the cadres to proceed to join the 1/5th Border Regiment (A.G. letter C.R. 5/9054/30 G.) and for battalion to be disbanded from date of departure." The Lonsdale are disbanded two days later on 31 July.
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