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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:24 September.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 24 September.


  • Four men are recruited in Silloth.[1]
  • Enlistments: Joseph Jefferson (13264 Pte.) / John Lawson (15462 Pte.) / Edward Lightfoot (13349 Pte.).
  • Letter from I.H. Mawson, solicitor of Carlisle to Lord Lonsdale: "I am very glad to say that we have now got to work with Recruiting Meetings. We held our first meeting last night at Dalston and we were successful in getting 15 or 16 young fellows to come forward for your Battalion. Of these nine were passed by the Doctor. They seem to be all of the right stuff, mostly agriculturalists. We are in Silloth tonight, Aspatria tomorrow, Wetheral – Monday night and Brampton on Tuesday night and I hope we shall be able to raise Your Lordship’s battalion to its full strength." [2]



  • The Lonsdales march from Zuydcoote to La Panne by Sea Route.[4]




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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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