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5 March

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

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

1915 (Friday)

  • J.M. Main (13892) and R.B. Oliver (13687) of D Company are discharged.[1]

1916 (Sunday)

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

1917 (Monday)

  • Situated opposite Fouquescourt in the front line system.
  • Battalion relieves the 17th Highland Light Infantry. Relief completes by 11pm.
  • Slight enemy activity with trench mortars and aerial darts.

1918 (Tuesday)

  • Battalion situated near Charpentier. Artillery active in 'Veldhoek' and 'Gambetta' trenches.
  • B Company moves into the line on right. B, A and D Companies hold line in depth while C Company remains in reserve.
  • B, A and D Companies each have 6 posts of 1 NCO and 6 men.
  • Wiring and working by nights.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
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