17 October


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 17 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 17 October on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Saturday)

  • Four men are recruited at Warwick Bridge; a further 15 men are recruited at Carlisle Cross and 7 Devonshire Street.[1]
  • Recruiting Office sent 5 attestations to Blackhall Camp.[2]
  • Enlistments: William Airey (15295).
  • Lt-Col. Machell, along with the Orderly Room Staff and Lieutenant and Quartermaster Dawson, move from Penrith to Blackhall Racecource, Carlisle.[3][4]
  • Letter from Dr. Morland: "Owing to the development of varicose veins in both legs I consider Private J. Colman to be unfit for Military Service. While on duty the condition became gradually worse." [5]

1916 (Tuesday)

  • Battalion leaves Monchy Breton at 7am in full marching order.
  • Arrives Moncheaux at 3pm.

1917 (Wednesday)

  • Teteghem: B, C and D Company are at the disposal of Company Commanders for physical drill and musketry training.
  • A Company goes on 6 mile route march.
  • Recreation takes place in the afternoon.


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