26 May

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 26 May.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:26 May.

1916 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

  • Domart: Battalion training, followed by games and recreation, then finally a route march.
  1. The Commanding Officer, Percy Wilfred Machell, speaks of his fellow officer on the day of his death: "Before he joined he had done splendid work as Secretary of the Executive Committee, and from the time of his appointment as Transport Officer until the day of his death he devoted his entire energies to the welfare of the Battalion, in the formation of which he had such an important share." Source: Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) - In France
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 (26 May), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.