24 February

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 24 February.

1915[edit]

  • Battalion Orders: Greatcoats will always be worn or carried by NCO’s and men proceeding to Musketry, for the purpose of protection in the case of rain and to lie upon when firing. [1]

1916[edit]

  • The Lonsdales and 17th Highland Light Infantry relieve each other; the men billet in Millencourt.[2]

1917[edit]

  • Battalions situated at Weincourt involved in general parades for training etc.[3]

1918[edit]

  • Battalion situated in camp near Woesten. Church parades as usual. Local cinemas etc. patronised in afternoon. The men bathe, get deloused and are issued with straw paliasses[4] and an extra blanket.[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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.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/13/13/136
  2. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1916
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1917
  4. From the French word, a Paliasse is a thin mattress that is usually stuffed with straw or sawdust.
  5. 11th Battalion War Diary, February 1918