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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 29 April.


  • Carlisle Citizens’ League to Lord Lonsdale: may we point out to your lordship that the League has been mainly the instrument of collecting and forwarding to the Lonsdale Battalion over 4000 articles – overcoats, shirts, socks, blankets, pillows, razors, tobacco, pipes etc. [1]
  • Lt-Col. Machell’s instructions for C Company occupying entrenched position facing West, D Company attacking from Blackhall Wood. [2]
  • Letter from Carlisle United Football Club: thank you for allowing Private Winter, Harkness & Kirkpatrick taking Part in several of our matches of the N.E. League and they have done splendid, on Sat next we are playing our Last Match this Season at Sunderland....I should very much like to take them through I think that is the least I can do, if they fight as Good as they Play of which feel sure they will, you have some champion Lads. [3]
  • Battalion Orders: A special recruiting party consisting of 1 Sergeant, 1 Corporal and 3 selected privates from D Company will proceed to Workington today. [4]


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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/83
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  5. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  6. Training continues during the whole period of isolation.
  7. 11th Battalion War Diary, April 1916