23 June


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 23 June.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 23 June on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Friday)

  • Battalion leaves Bouzincourt for the trenches, taking over from the 2nd Manchester Regiment at 12.30am on 24 June.
  • "Preparation for the big push. Things out to go 1,000 times better than ever before." – Lt-Col. Machell

1917 (Saturday)

  • Ooste-Dunkerque: Battalion involved in Battalion training under Company Commanders. Recreation day.
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 (23 June), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.
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