2 October

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 2 October.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:2 October.

1914 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • 6 men are recruited at Drumburgh; a further 2 men are recruited at Wigton.[1]
  • Copy letter to Mr. Barker of Central Hotel, Carlisle: “The following are the hours for opening the Canteen 12 noon to 12-45 and 5.30pm to 9.30pm[2]
  • Recruiting Office sent 17 attestation papers.[3]
  • Offer to wash and mend officers’ garments at Fusehill Street Workhouse.[4]
  • Newspaper article: Notes of the Week (Editorial about Raising the Lonsdales).[5]

1915 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

  • Poster for Grand Recruiting Rally in Carlisle; the day includes: physical drill, team bayonet fighting, march through the city.[6]
  • Codford: 16 men are transferred to the 3rd Border Regiment as fit for home service only.[7]

1916 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion practices crossing craters during morning, watched by the Commanding Officer.
  • The Adjutant visits Battalion HQ in the Cambrin Sector; Sector Battalion is to take over. Very wet afternoon.

1917 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

1918 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/46
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/12
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/111
  5. Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, published 6 November, 1914.
  6. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/220
  7. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/145
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 October), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.