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26 November


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 26 November.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 26 November on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Thursday)

  • Newspaper article Lonsdale Battalion - Further list of Recruits is published.[1]
  • Redmaynes of Wigton sends 999 suits caps to Blackhall Camp.[2]
  • Telegram from Mrs. Dixon of Wood View, Carlisle: "Could the Lonsdale Battalion use ½ a ton of jam? It is offered as a present from some people in Carlisle." [3]
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell: "The Committee of the Wesley House Soldiers’ Institute....that there will be a concert for Soldiers (admission free) at the Y.M.C.A. Hall on Saturday....The Committee are sorry to find that another Concert for Soldiers is to be given in the Bank Street institute on the same evening. They think that everyone working for these brave men who are ready to give their lives for their King and Country should work in harmony and that there should be no competition." [4]

1915 (Friday)

1916 (Sunday)

  • Battalion parades then leaves Gezaincourt at 8.15pm.
  • Arrives Berteaucourt at 1pm as General Barns watches the men march past him en route.

1917 (Monday)


  1. Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, published 26 November, 1914.
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/62
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/258
  5. Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, published 26 November, 1915.
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