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15 May

May

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 15 May.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 15 May on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Saturday)

  • The Lonsdales move to Brigade Camp at Prees Heath, Shropshire, (124th Brigade). The people of Carlisle give a mighty send off. Bands play and crowds cheer all the way along the rail lines to Oxenholme.

1916 (Monday)

  • Battalion is situated at Contay Wood involved in training.
  • Lieuts. G. Spring-Rice and C.W. Fowke[a][b] report their arrival.

1917 (Tuesday)

  • Battalion leaves Offoy at 4.15am and marches to Puzeau via Nesle and Corcny. Arrive at 8.45am.

1918 (Wednesday)

  • Maisinieres: Training the Cadre[c] in their duties and waiting for 328th U.S. Infantry Regiment to arrive.[d]

Notes

  1. From the Supplement to The London Gazette, 11th August 1915: Temporary Lieutenant C. W. Fowke, from 9th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), to be temporary Lieutenant. Dated 21st July, 1915, but with seniority from 2nd November, 1914.
  2. From the Supplement to The London Gazette, 1st November 1920: Labour Corps, The undermentioned temp. Capts. relinquish their commissions on completion of service, 2 Nov. 1920, and retain the rank of Capt.: C.W. Fowke.
  3. The Battalion war diary states that at midnight on 9/10 May, 1918, the 5th Border Regiment and 11th Border Regiment were amalgamated. After amalgamation a training cadre of ten officers and 51 other ranks was formed and retained the Lonsdale title of the 11th Battalion the Border Regiment, which continued as a training cadre until total disbandment on 31 July, 1918. The remaining cadre then joined the 1/5th Border Regiment and the Lonsdale Battalion ceased to exist.
  4. Additionally, during the period 1319 May, 1918, the Lonsdales were under the administration of 198 Infantry Brigade. On 20 May they were transferred to the 199 Infantry Brigade.
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