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5 August

August

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 5 August.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 5 August on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Saturday)

  • Battalion leaves Noyelle for support trenches in the Cambrin Sector, arriving at 5:15pm where they relieve the 1st Sherwood Foresters.
  • Battalion Headquarters is situated at 'Maison Rouge.' Strength in the trenches totals 20 officers (including medical officer) and 280 other ranks.
  • Hostile observation balloons are taken down.
  • Commanding Officer visits 'Sims Keep' and 'Arthur's Keep' and finds all correct.
  • Privates Miles Capstick (15584) and Desmond John McMahon (26051)[note 1] die at home in the UK.

1917 (Sunday)


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