25 April

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 25 April.



Dear Sir, I take this opportunity of writing a few lines thanking you very much for the parcel of twist which I received quite safe yesterday. I can assure you it came at the right moment, as I had run out of the last issue. Our Battalion are now away from the firing line enjoying a well-earned rest, which I think they deserve, having had a rough time of it lately. I shared the parcel out with the lads of my Section, and they are enjoying a good smoke and wish to thank you very much.
The Battalion has been running a football competition, eleven out of a Platoon, to meet teams out of other Companies, and I am glad to tell you that the lads of D Company (Workington), 13th Platoon had the honour of beating No. 2 Platoon (Carlisle) by two goals to nothing. It brought back memories of the old “Derby Days”. Thanking you once again, and hoping you are all in the best of health, and wishing your paper every success. [4]

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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.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. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  2. Training continues during the whole period of isolation.
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, April 1916
  4. Brought Back Memories of Old 'Derby Days'Workington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published 12 May 1916.