21 November

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 21 November.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:21 November.

1916 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion is situated in billets at Mailly-Maillet.
  • Sergeant Major Johnstone and Private Dixon report having broken through the German line at 'Munich Trench' (from 'Frankfort Trench') stating that some of the Lonsdales and Highland Light Infantry are still holding a portion of 'Frankfort Trench'.
  • Under Brigade orders a rescue party is formed of Lonsdale and 16th H.L.I. men to assist Captain Welch and his cut off party in returning.
  • Rescue party moves up after dark under Captain Hunter. The party are unable to do anything due to conditions being against them.

1917 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion is situated at 'Road Camp' involved in training.

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 (21 November), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.