Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 31 March.
- “An advance party will proceed by train to Grantham on Monday 5th.” 
- “The Battalion will probably leave Carlisle on Wednesday 7 April by special train for Grantham. Dress. Khaki. Marching Order. Luncheon will carried in haversacks. Water Bottles will be filled. All baggage of Headquarters and Companies will be prepared the previous evening and will be stacked as directed by the Quartermaster, in readiness for removal to the railway station early on Wednesday. A fatigue party of 1 NCO and 5 men per Company under the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant will load the baggage on the hired transport wagons and accompany to the Carlisle Railway Station, where they will unload and pack it in the train. A special label for each article will be supplied by the Quartermaster to O.C. Companies. Breakfast will be provided in Carlisle for this party.” 
- Deprivation of Lance Stripe and forfeiture of pay: P. Colt (13797) of E Company - absent without leave.
- Enlistments to E Company: J. Simpson (19442) and F. Graham (19443).
- Battalion situated in the E1 sector near Dernancourt. Sector very quiet.
- Deaths: Andrew Elliott (17552 Pte.)
- Operation orders are received to attack the village of Savy.
- Battalion situated in the line. All quiet except for sniper and machine gun fire at night. Allied snipers claim to have killed at least six enemy. Identification: 466 Regiment.
- Deaths: John Ling (32301 Pte.)
References / notes
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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.