4 March

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 4 March.


  • Parades and training tomorrow will be at the discretion of Officers Commanding Companies, having due regard to the effects of vaccination. [1]
  • Lt-Col. Machell to General Gaisford, Western Command: ... over 75 per cent laid up, effects vaccination, request postpone inspection until after middle next week ... [2]
  • Attendance to School of Musketry: B.C. Harrison of B Company  •  W.W. Stephens (13641) of D Company.[3]
  • Enlistments to E Company: M. Morgan (19430)  •  William Scott (19431)  •  Alexander Coulthhard (19432).[3]


  • Battalion situated at the front in the E1 sector near Hénencourt.[4]
  • Day very quiet owing to bad weather of snow, frost and thaw alternating. Trenches falling in and very wet.[4]


  • Battalion situated in the support line 'Kuropatkin'. Working parties[5] for the Royal Engineers are supplied. Time also spent improving and cleaning out the trenches.[6]


  • Battalion situated near Charpentier. Quiet except for machine guns on tracks by night and trench mortars in 'Owls Wood'. Battalion HQ located at 'Caledonia Club.'[7]

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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.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/13/13/135
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/114
  3. 3.0 3.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/114
  4. 4.0 4.1 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1916
  5. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1917
  7. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1918