30 March

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 30 March.


  • Forfeiture of pay: E. Wheadon (13246) and J. Frazer (16384)[1]


  • Battalion situated in the E1 sector near Dernancourt. Sector very quiet.[2]


  • Battalion located in Foreste area; remains in billets during the day. Orders are received that the Battalion is to attack the village of Savy.[3]


  • Battalion is relieved by the 16th Lancashire Fusiliers. Relief is complete by 10.30pm. The Lonsdales then move forward to advanced positions and relieved the Yorks and Lancs and Scots Guards in the line in front of Moyenville to Ayette. B, C and D Companies in forward position; A Company in reserve. Headquarters situated in embankment area.[4]
  • Deaths: William Arthur David Brown (22780 Pte.)  •  Ernest Frederick Nott (29031 Pte.)[5]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.