24 September

September

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 24 September.
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1914 (Thursday)

  • 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]

1916 (Sunday)

  • Commanding Officer visits the front line trenches at 9:30am.
  • Battalion is relieved by the 17th Highland Light Infantry and proceeds to Le Quesnoy in Reserve. Relief commences at 2pm and completes at 4:30pm.
  • Deaths: Robert Mowbray (13714)[note 1]

1917 (Monday)

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


Notes

References

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/11
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