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- For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:5 April.
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 5 April.
- Battalion Order: In the afternoon baggage will be packed & barracks & lines cleaned under Company arrangements.
- Battalion Order: NCO’s & men who are unfit to march with their Companies on Wednesday (7 April) but who are pronounced by the Medical Officer fit to proceed to Grantham, will be marched to the Station & entrained in a separate Compartment.
- Senlis: Situated in billets, resting and cleaning up.
- Battalion remains in Savy. Working parties also during night.
- Purple Line: Wet, miserable day with the trenches in bad condition.
- Shelling of the valley. Wiring by night.
- Deaths: Thomas William Brakewell (24694 Pte.) is killed in action, aged 23.
- Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
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 (5 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.