4 November


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 4 November.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 4 November on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Wednesday)

  • Two men are recruited at Lees Hill.[1]
  • Enlistments: Harrison Bulman (16281 L/Cpl.).
  • Lt-Col. Machell is to lease Blackwell Lodge.[2]
  • Lt-Col. Machell to Lord Lonsdale: "Strength yesterday over 850, and I expect to be nearly full in 10 days." [1]
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell: "We had a grand meeting here [Kirkby Stephen] last night 400 people & a great number of likely men but could not get one to put his hand up, although after the meeting several came & stated they were going into Appleby on Sat next to join the Battalion." [3]
  • Letter from Y.M.C.A.: "What sum we would be justified in spending for the comfort and recreation of the men in Carlisle and ... to ascertain whether it might not be possible to secure a building locally and erect it on the camp site." [4]
  • "The Soldiers’ Club will re-open tomorrow (Thursday) night at 6.0 p.m. at the new premises at 41 Bank Street. We trust your men will look upon it as a home when they are in Carlisle." [4]

1916 (Saturday)

  • Battalion situated at La Vicogne involved in general parades of instruction under Commanding Officer.

1917 (Sunday)

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area involved in training.

1918 (Monday)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/75
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/7
  4. 4.0 4.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/258
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