19 October


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 19 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 19 October on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Monday)

  • First Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 21 men are recruited at Caldewgate and a further 7 men at Devonshire Street.[1]
  • Thomas Campbell (13920) and Osborn Morgan Lewis (15264) enlist at Workington.
  • Equipment at Blackhall Camp: 10 felling axes, 20 billhooks, 10 pickaxes, 10 shovels, 10 spades, 6 sledge hammers, 12 latrine screens, 10 brooms, 50 latrine buckets, 2 bundles latrine paper, 3200 yards of flannelette, 9 gallons of oil.[2]
  • Telegram from Lt-Col. Machell to Mr. Spedding at Lowther: "Tables for Mess and Hut urgently needed I know his Lordship wishes this to be got on with." [3]

1916 (Thursday)

  • Battalion leaves Longuevillete for Herissat in full marching order.
  • Marches for two hours and returns to Longuevillete.

1917 (Friday)

  • Teteghem: Companies carry out 6 mile route march in full marching order.
  • Two hours Company training during the morning.
  • Recreation takes place in the afternoon.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/75
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/55
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