3 March

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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. [1]
  • Forfeiture of pay for absence: J. Turner (17476)  •  J. Marshall (13749)  •  W. Skinner (13684)  •  J. Shannon (13386).[2]


  • Battalion situated at the front in the E1 sector near Hénencourt.[3]
  • Day very quiet owing to bad weather of snow, frost and thaw alternating. Trenches falling in and very wet.[3]


  • Battalion situated in the support line 'Kuropatkin'. Working parties[4] for the Royal Engineers are supplied. Time also spent improving and cleaning out the trenches.[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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/189
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
  3. 3.0 3.1 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1916
  4. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  5. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1917
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1918