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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:2 March.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 2 March.

1915 (Tuesday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Letter from Charles Thurnam & Sons, printers in Carlisle and publisher of The Lonsdale Battalion Border Regiment, September 1914 to June 1915, asks for the return of their loaned typewriter unless the Battalion wishes to purchase it.[1]
  • Battalion Orders: A drying-room having been provided for each Company, O.C. Companies will see that this is accessible to their men at all times and that suitable fires are maintained as required.[2]
  • The Officers commanding B and C Companies will satisfy themselves that all ranks know how to act promptly in case of fire. The occupants of the hut in which a fire has occurred will endeavour to isolate the actual fire and to extinguish it by means of blankets and water. The occupants of the adjacent huts down wind instantly endeavouring to protect them by setting up sufficient numbers of screens to windward.[2]
  • Appointments to the rank of Lance Corporal.[3][note 1]

1916 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Battalion takes over the E1 sector near Hénencourt from the 15th Highland Light Infantry.[4]

1917 (Friday)[edit]

1918 (Saturday)[edit]

  • At camp near Woesten. Much the same as 1 March.
  • Training from 9am-12.30pm. Advance parties leave for trenches. Officers conferences.

Notes[edit]

  1. The following men are appointed the rank of Lance Corporal:
    • A. Ewan (15438) of C Company
    • R.B. Maynard (16340) of C Company
    • S. Bacon (15492) of D Company
    • R.V. Burns (16444) of D Company
    • G. Davidson (16430) of D Company
    • J.W. Dunstan (13916) of D Company
    • R. Skelton (16439) D Company
    • I.S. Smith (16395) of D Company

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/48
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
  4. The 97th Brigade takes over from the 14th Brigade.

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 (2 March), 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.