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20 April


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 20 April.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 20 April on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Tuesday)

  • ....there has been a great amount of overcrowding in the horse boxes used as billets in the....Camp. Please inform me if this has been remedied.[1]
  • ....if it had been intended continue occupation horse boxes I would have recommended building huts but these boxes will not be re-occupied when Battalion leaves. Expect order leaving Carlisle daily. Meanwhile average daily sick Company occupy boxes six out of strength 262 which is far better than that of any other company.[2]
  • Thomas Norman (19492) enlists to B Company.

1916 (Thursday)

  • Contay Wood: Battalion in isolation camp (measles) involved in training and small working parties.[a]
  • A draft of 21 other ranks join the Battalion.

1917 (Friday)

1918 (Saturday)

  • Brigade Reserve: Day spent quietly in preparations for going into line in the evening. No shelling.
  • Officers and advanced parties reconnoitre the line.
  • Battalion finishes bathing at Monchy.
  • Relives 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. A Company and B Company move into the front line, D Company moves into support and C Company into reserve. Relief completes 10.30pm.
  • Deaths: George William Davie (15518 Pte.)


  1. Training continues for those who are able during the whole period of isolation.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/58
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/58
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