15 April

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 15 April.


  • Capt. Diggle’s Order: No breakfasts will under any circumstances be taken to a Barrack-room unless by special order of the Medical Officer. [1]
  • Battalion Orders: All Officers, N.C. Officers & men who have not yet been inoculated for the first or second time will attend at the Medical Inspection Room. [2]
  • Capt. Stanley provides his detailed report on the progress at Belton Park Camp, Grantham.[3]
  • Two Lance Corporals and 30 Privates are transferred from E Company to B and D Companies. [137]


  • Battalion (minus 'A' Company) in support at Aveluy involved in working parties.[4][5]
  • 2nd Lieut. Taylor is accidentally killed after falling when his horse accidentally slips during the night. His horse slipped on a dark night and came down with him. He was an Australian, a fine rider, and "one of the best officers we had."[5][6]



References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/278
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/116
  4. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  5. 5.0 5.1 11th Battalion War Diary, April 1916
  6. Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) - In France
  7. 7.0 7.1 Soldiers Died in the Great War (1921) / Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  8. Percy Bowe (20287 L/Sgt.) is listed as having 'died of wounds' this day in Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and on 16 April in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.