2 December

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 2 December.

1915[edit]

  • Battalion marches to Molliens-au-Bois; arrives and billets at 12:30pm.[1]
  • Involved in lectures, inspections and physical exercises.[2]

1916[edit]

  • Battalion situated at Berteaucourt. Church parade and inspection of billets by Commanding Officer.[3]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion makes a night attack on German positions South of Westroosebeek in conjunction with remaining units of 97th Brigade and 2 units of the 96th Brigade.[4]
  • Zero hour 1.55am. The Lonsdales takes its objectives but two leapfrogging Companies fall back before dawn onto subsidiary objectives, which are held all day until the enemy launches a counter attack at 4.30pm. The Lonsdale then fall back onto the old line.[4]

The following Lonsdale men died this day in 1917[edit]

References / notes[edit]