14 March


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 14 March.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1915 (Sunday)

  • Memo from Lt-Col. Machell: ...from this time onwards should make every endeavour to get their men together and smarten them up after the prolonged rest entailed by vaccination....The immediate destiny of the Battalion will largely depend upon the impression formed of its merits by the Inspecting General Officer.[1]

1916 (Tuesday)

1917 (Wednesday)

  • Battalion holding the front line. Raid discussed on 9 March is cancelled.
  • Relieved by the 17th Highland Light Infantry; relief completes at 3.15am.
  • One patrol of one Sergeant and two men are taken prisoner.

1918 (Thursday)

  • Situated in Brigade Reserve, resting by day and working in Army Zone by night.
  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/85
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 March), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.
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