4 July

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 4 July.


  • Battalion situated at Crucifix Corner finds fatigues[1] for detonating and carrying up bombs to front line.[2]
  • During the night of 4-5 July the Battalion is attached to 2nd KOYLI and marches to Contay Wood.[2]


  • Battalion situated in the line at Nieuport-Lombardzyde Sector. They are relieved by 17th Highland Light Infantry at 9pm; relief is complete by 10:30pm.[3]


  • Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment (USA) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[4]
      References & Notes
  1. Fatigue duty is the employment of manual labour assigned to military men that does not necessitate the use of weaponry.
  2. 2.0 2.1 11th Battalion War Diary, July 1916
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, July 1917
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, July 1918