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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 25 March.

1915 (Thursday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell from Y.M.C.A. Carlisle: May I thank you, and the other officers, for the kind way they have supported the Y.M.C.A. at Blackhall....the way our buildings in the Camp have 'taken on' with the men, has been in no small measure due to your valuable cooperation.[1]
  • Proficiency pay[note 1] is awarded to men across all companies of the Battalion.[2][note 2]

1916 (Saturday)[edit]

1917 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Nesle: All but one Company parades and marches to dig on Strong Points.

1918 (Monday)[edit]

  • Battalion situated in Divisional Reserve along 'Canal Bank.'
  • Training recommences and companies are at the disposal of officers commanding companies.

Notes[edit]

  1. Proficiency pay was an additional payment given to the soldiers if he fulfilled certain conditions applicable to service and qualification. These were rated at 3d and 6d per day.
  2. The following men were awarded proficiency pay:
    • T.F. Pattinson (19423) - E Company
    • W.E. Rooke (17524) - E Company
    • J. Denwood (15522) - E Company
    • W.T. Pearson (13438) - C Company
    • A.G. Brotherhood (13215) - B Company
    • H.A. Hunter (13268) - B Company
    • F. Coates (13247) - B Company
    • A.E. Ruddick (13216) - C Company
    • G. Hogg (13625) - C Company
    • G. Duff (15340) - C Company
    • G. Lennon (152780) - B Company
    • P. Creilly (17532) - A Company
    • P. Colt (13797) - E Company

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/119
  2. 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 March), 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.