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16 July

July

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 16 July.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 16 July on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Sunday)

  • Battalion is withdrawn to Bouzincourt and billets in huts.
  • March to Amplier via Acheux and Sarton and takes over huts.

1917 (Monday)

  • Battalion leaves Coxyde at 5:30am and marches to Gyhvelde via La Panne and Adinkerke. Arrives 8:30am.

1918 (Tuesday)

  • Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment (USA) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[note 1]


Notes

  1. The Lonsdales were in their final month before being disbanded. Where training is concerned, this was done alongside the American infantry. It was during this period that they moved to several different locations in the eventual run up to the disbandment papers being approved. On 29 July, 1918, the war diary states: orders received for WO's, NCO's and men of the cadres to proceed to join the 1/5th Border Regiment (A.G. letter C.R. 5/9054/30 G.) and for battalion to be disbanded from date of departure. The Lonsdale are disbanded two days later on 31 July.
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