2 October


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

1914 (Friday)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

1918 (Wednesday)


  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
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