28 March

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 28 March.

1915[edit]

  • Proposal to proceed to Grantham by train on 7 April.[1]

1916[edit]

  • Battalion situated in rest billets in Dernancourt.[2]
  • Lt-Col. P. W. Machell: Getting short of officers. The regular battalions are always changing, but these North-Country men want to know their officers thoroughly or they count for very little. [3]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion parades in fighting order and marches east, leaving Nesle at 12 noon. They pass through Voyennes to Toulle, arriving there 3.30pm where they remain there for 3 hours. At 6.45pm they continue to march to ground north of Germaine and dig trenches on a 700 yard frontage, facing eastwards.[4]
  • Deaths: Thomas Gilbert Davies (27726 Pte.)  •  Ernest Harold Gough (27750 Pte.)

1918[edit]

  • Battalion moves from the sunken road at Ransart at 8.30am to occupy old trenches in the vicinity of Adinfer Wood. 2 Companies in rear and 2 on the right flank.[5]
  • Later in day the rear Companies move to the front of the wood. The men dig shelters in the sides of old trenches. Battalion Headquarters is located at the rear.[5]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.