14 September

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 14 September.


  • Battalion Commanding Officer visits the front line trenches and Company HQ in the Cuinchy Sector during morning.
  • At 7:00pm hostile aerial darts and minenwerfers[1] are fired in the direction of brickstacks searching for Stokes (trench mortar) gun positions.[2]


  • Battalion situated in billets in Wulpen finding working parties.[3] Operation Orders are received from Brigade.[4]

References / notes[edit]

  1. A class of German short range mortars developed around 1908-1909, used extensively during the First World War.
  2. 11th Battalion War Diary, September 1916
  3. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, September 1917