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- For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:4 April.
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 4 April.
- Letter from the Earl of Lonsdale regarding the proposed move to Grantham: “Obviously, I have no wish to express any opinion as to where the Battalion is sent, and I entirely agree with anything that Colonel Machell desires, my one object being to further the interest of the Regiment, and am only anxious to agree with whatever he wishes.
- Lieut. Hodgkinson writes report on Belton Park Camp, Grantham, in preparation for the move.
- Savy: Working parties in Étreillers and during the night.
- Commanding officers and company commanders go forward to reconnoitere the ground and enemy lines near the village of Holnon.
- Deaths: George Crozie (30155 Pte.)
- B Company, C Company and D Company in trenches in the Purple Line.
- A Company situated in shelters on the northern side of Adinfer.
- Day is wet, spent improving trenches and shelters. Wiring is undertaken at night.
- Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/116
Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day. The majority of the events shown on this day (4 April), including any supplementary notes, enlistments and statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918), Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) and abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915), which are sourced from the original DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Events from that chronology are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther (2016). They are identified and referenced separately by their unique DLONS numbers. Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate. All casualty names, numbers, ranks, date of deaths and places of burial/commemoration have been sourced from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database respectively.