1 February

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 1 February.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:1 February.

1915 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Routine Saturdays: "in future the lecture 9.15-9.45am will be at the option of the officers commanding companies who are expected to make the best use they can of this time, according to their discretion." [1]

1916 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

  • Beaumont Hamel: Battalion is situated in the R1 Sub-Sector of the line.
  • Two companies in front line, one in support, one in reserve. Commanding Officer visits the line.

1918 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion is situated in the field. The outpost line consists of a series of posts.
  • By day no movement is possible in forward area. By night all men possible work on wire, improving posts etc. The remainder carry food and material.
  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
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 (1 February), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.