4 November

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

1914 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

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

1917 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area involved in training.

1918 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  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
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 November), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.