1 November

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 1 November.
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1914 (Sunday)

  • Lt-Col. Machell to Lord Lonsdale: "....you thought you could lend me a useful animal [a horse] for Parade....I should much like him this week – we contemplate a march round Carlisle on Saturday, the hiring day....Total strength yesterday 814." [1]

1915 (Monday)

  • Letter from W. Monkhouse at Blackhall Camp: "Recruiting for the Lonsdales is still very bad the Border Regiment getting about ten men to each one we get. I am afraid that we will find without an office of our own in town the Borders will have a big pull over us. Although Major Fuller promised to help us all he could, men going to Devonshire St. & wishing to join a Border Regmt are not persuaded to join the Lonsdales the same as they would be coming to our office. The Lonsdale Bn is also out of favour at present as the 11th is still in England & I think we might do much better if we could advertise that 1000 men were required for the 12th Border Regmt and open up an office under that title ... The men here have worked hard to get recruits."

1916 (Wednesday)

  • Battalion situated at La Vicogne involved in general parades of instruction under Commanding Officer.

1917 (Thursday)

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area involved in Company training.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
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