18 May


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 18 May.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 18 May on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Thursday)

  • Battalion takes over the Authuille Sector from the 19th Lancashire Fusiliers.
  • Lt-Col. P. W. Machell: New sector hotter in every way than any we have been in yet, but have far better dug-outs for Headquarters.
  • A party under Lieut. Barnes remains in billets at Bouzincourt.

1917 (Friday)

  • Domart: Cleaning up billets and making improvements.

1918 (Saturday)

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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