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- For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:3 October.
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.).