Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 3 October.
- Enlistments: George Lawson (13648 Pte.).
- Battalion finds fatigues for the Royal Engineers during the morning. No parades owing to the wet weather.
- In afternoon the Battalion practices crossing craters; General Rycroft is present.
- Battalion holds the left sub-sector of Lombardzyde Sector – dispositions are unchanged; two other ranks are killed, 8 are wounded.
- Deaths: Harrie Blakey (35005 Cpl.) • Matthew Farrar (33525 Pte.) • Joseph Gaskell (20029 Pte.).
References / notes
- Fatigue duty is the employment of manual labour assigned to military men that does not necessitate the use of weaponry.
- 11th Battalion War Diary, October 1916
- 11th Battalion War Diary, October 1917
- Soldiers Died in the Great War (1921) cross referenced with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.