1 February

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 1 February.


  • Routine Saturdays: ... in future the lecture 9.15-9.45 a.m. will be at the option of O.C. Companies who are expected to make the best use they can of this time, according to their discretion. [1]


  • In reserve at Aveluy providing fatigue duties[2] for the Royal Engineers.[3]


  • Battalion situated in the line near Beaumont Hamel. Two Companies in front line, one in support, one in reserve. Commanding Officer visits the line.[4]


  • Battalion situated in the line. 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.[5]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
  2. Fatigue duty is the employment of manual labour assigned to military men that does not necessitate the use of weaponry.
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1916
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1917
  5. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1918