26 October

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

1914 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Four men are recruited at Cargo.[1]
  • Thomas Forrester Harrison (15370) enlists at Workington.
  • Lt-Col. Machell reports to Lord Lonsdale: "The mess hut has been lengthened...several of the new tables have been received & we can now just seat all the men together – a huge advantage. Men are also at work flooring the stables, as further accommodation is urgently required. Men are coming in well – strength yesterday 729...we have about 200 men in uniform now. We are organising a big parade for 7th Nov. the hiring day at Carlisle...The health of the men is good...their conduct is splendid." [2]
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell: "[The] meeting here [at Appleby] was very satisfactory, several men coming forward at & after the meeting & today several have been attested here, & going on to Kendal Wednesday. I was wondering if it could be arranged that you will be able to let us have some slides of photo’s taken of Lonsdale Battn. that we could throw upon the sheet." [3]

1916 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area.
  • Companies at the disposal of Company Commanders for cleaning up and indoor work.
  • Specialists involved in training.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/12
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/7
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 October), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.