Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 3 March.
- Capt. Diggle’s order to officers: “Until further orders the usual brown leather belts will be worn by Officers on all ordinary duty. Swords will not be worn under any circumstances. Every officer must provide himself with a Service revolver and pouch for ammunition, which will not be worn at present, but which will be shortly required.” 
- Forfeiture of pay for absence: J. Turner (17476) • J. Marshall (13749) • W. Skinner (13684) • J. Shannon (13386).
- Battalion situated at the front in the E1 sector near Hénencourt.
- Day very quiet owing to bad weather of snow, frost and thaw alternating. Trenches falling in and very wet.
- Battalion situated in the support line 'Kuropatkin'. Working parties for the Royal Engineers are supplied. Time also spent improving and cleaning out the trenches.
- Voluntary church services. Preparations are made before going into the line.
- The Lonsdales move by train from Woesten to Charpentier and relieve the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers. A and D Companies remain in the line, B and C are in support.
- Deaths: Robert Cartner (13380 Pte.) • John Forester (4046 Pte.) • Robert Glaister (15463 Pte.) • John James Hankinson (28773 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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.