Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 3 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 3 December on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Thursday)

  • By order of the War Office,[a] the Lonsdale Battalion becomes the 11th (Service) Battalion, Border Regiment (Lonsdale).
  • From the War Office: I am commanded by the Army Council to inform you that it has been decided to number the battalions which have been raised locally by communities or individuals: 11th (Service) Bn. The Border Regiment (Lonsdale).[1]
  • Captain P. G. W. Diggle is appointed Adjutant.[2]
  • General Equipment Indent: 40 fencing muskets with spring bayonet.[3]

1915 (Friday)

  • Molliens-au-Bois: Battalion engaged in lectures, inspections and physical exercises due to very wet weather.

1916 (Sunday)

  • Berteaucourt: Battalion involved in training under company arrangements.

1917 (Monday)


  1. Conveyed in War Officer letter No.20/Infy./635 (A.G.1).
  2. Officer casualties by name:
    • Killed: Capt. J. Benson; Capt. A. Sandeman; Capt. Peter McEwan Martin; 2nd Lieut. Richardson; 2nd Lieut. William Brown MacDuff.
    • Wounded: 2nd Lieut. J.M. Jamie.
    • Missing: Capt. McConnan; 2nd Lieut. Fell; 2nd Lieut. Hotchkiss, 2nd Lieut. Maltby; 2nd Lieut. Ridgeway.