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2 March


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 2 March.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 2 March on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Tuesday)

  • 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][a]

1916 (Thursday)

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

1917 (Friday)

1918 (Saturday)

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


  1. The following men were 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
  2. The 97th Brigade takes over from the 14th Brigade.


  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
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