24 June

June

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 24 June.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 24 June on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Saturday)

  • Battalion situated at Authuille Sector.
  • 18 pounder guns cut the enemy wire at 5.30am and continues during the day. Enemy retaliation is practically nil.
  • Gas raid on night 24-25 June in Authuille Sector ineffective owing to unfavourable wind.

1917 (Sunday)

  • Ooste-Dunkerque: Battalion attends church parade in the sand dunes at 10am.
  • Period shooting takes place during the afternoon.
  • Deaths: William Carr (13683 Pte.)

1918 (Monday)

  • Battalion cadre[a] arrives at Doullens and billets in the town.

Notes

  1. The Battalion war diary states that at midnight on 9/10 May, 1918, the 5th Border Regiment and 11th Border Regiment were amalgamated. After amalgamation a training cadre of ten officers and 51 other ranks was formed and retained the Lonsdale title of the 11th Battalion the Border Regiment, which continued as a training cadre until total disbandment on 31 July, 1918. The remaining cadre then joined the 1/5th Border Regiment and the Lonsdale Battalion ceased to exist.
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