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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:29 April.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 29 April.

1915 (Thursday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • 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]

1916 (Saturday)[edit]

1917 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Offoy: Preliminary parades for Corps Commanders inspection. Recreation.
  • Three Military Crosses awarded for operations at Savy 1 April 1917.

1918 (Monday)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Training continues for those who are able during the whole period of isolation.

References[edit]

  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

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 (29 April), 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.