15 August

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 15 August.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:15 August.

1914 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

1916 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated in reserve billets at Annequin.
  • At 5:30pm the bombing officer delivers a lecture on intelligence.
  • At 7:00pm 14 other ranks join the Battalion.
  • Half the Battalion have baths and clean clothes are issued to the men.

1917 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated at Bray Dunes involved in training under Company Arrangements.
  • Sea bathing in the afternoon.

  1. Soldiers Died in the Great War (1921) / Commonwealth War Graves Commission Date of death details between the two sources conflict: SDGW (15 August 1914) and CWGC (25 August 1914).
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 (15 August), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.