16 June

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 16 June.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1916 (Friday)

  • Contay: Battalion involved in training.
  • Newspaper article: More Local Casualties (Pte. Alfred Thompson and Sgt. William Walter Stephen) is published.[1]
  • Lance Sergeant Mitchison writes to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian:
    Dear Mr. Star Man, A line to say I have received two parcels, one belonging to Corporal White and the other Private Copeland. Both are in hospital, so I divided the contents between the men in the Platoon, and I can tell you they all enjoyed them immensely. We all send our deepest sympathy to Private Copeland, as he has lost a brother killed while he has been in hospital. All the boys wish the Star Fund much success, which it certainly deserves.[2]

1917 (Saturday)

  • Godwaersveldt: Reveille at 3am. Battalion marches to busses and embossed at 7am, proceeding to St Pol near Dunkerque. Arrives at 1pm.

1918 (Sunday)

  • Cadre continues its own training, refresher courses etc.
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 (16 June), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.
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