events that took place on 5 March
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:5 March.
- J.M. Main (13892) and R.B. Oliver (13687) both of D Company are discharged.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ↑ Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
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 March), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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