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- Newspaper article Wounded Workington Men is published in the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian.
- Battalion situated in the Cambrin Sector, front line trenches.
- General Staff Officers visit Battalion HQ in the morning.
- Very quiet along whole sector during the morning; (hostile) trench mortars are active in the afternoon and evening.
- The Commanding Officer visits front line trenches in the right sub-sector at 8:45pm; returns 11:30pm.
- Battalion moves to Ghyvelde at 9:00am.
Lonsdale Battalion on this day... (hover to read more) Sources: Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile the
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 (18 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.