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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:25 February.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 25 February.

1915 (Thursday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Battalion Orders: O.C Companies will be careful to make complete arrangements regarding targets, target requisites and ammunition at least one day before they proceed to the Ranges, and an advanced party should always be sent to have all ready for practice to commence as soon as the Platoon or Company arrives.[1]
  • The barber attending the camp daily is not entitled to make any charge for hair-cutting, either in the camp or town.[1]
  • Ernest Marshall (13432) of C Company is promoted to Sergeant.[2]
  • T. Marshall (16288) of C Company is appointed Lance Corporal.[2]
  • T. Duncan (13384) of E Company, H.W. Humphries (13866) and W. Shaw (13485) of C Company are promoted to Corporal.[2]
  • E. Graves (19425), J. Young (19426), H. Simpson (19427), H. Flynn (19428) and J. Lewis (19429) enlist to E Company.[2]

1916 (Friday)[edit]

  • Battalion on duty in Millencourt.

1917 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Weincourt: Battalion parades in full marching order and leaves for Quesnel at 12.30pm. Arrives 4.15pm.
  • Deaths: William Beaty (19524 Pte.)

1918 (Monday)[edit]

  • Battalion situated at camp near Woesten. Companies are at the disposal of Company Commanders for musketry, bombing & Lewis gun training.
  • Football match between the Lonsdale Battalion and the 10th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The Lonsdales lose by one goal.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 (25 February), 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.