30 October

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 30 October.

1914[edit]

  • Enlistments: Thomas Smith Glasson (15430 L/Cpl.).
  • Newspaper article: Lonsdale Battalion - More Workington Recruits.[1]
  • Lt-Col. Machell reports to Lord Lonsdale: It is most kind of you to have ordered the football jerseys, & we shall be very pleased to wear your crest....we have had to evacuate the tents....as the water came through. However, they have got on well with flooring the loose boxes....Tomorrow our numbers should be 800, and I expect a big influx after the hirings. In the Race Stand buildings we have not accommodation for more than 350. If the Bar Stand can be made habitable, we can temporarily put 40 there, but it is wanted as a canteen. In stables, say, 300, & I should like to the use the Pavilion as a mess & recreation hut....so that we shall require hutments for 450 men. [2]

1916[edit]

  • Battalion leaves Bouzincourt in full marching order. Arrive Herissat at 11.30am.[3]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area involved in Company training.[4]

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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.