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5 October

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki
October

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

1914 (Monday)

1915 (Tuesday)

  • One man enlisted into F Company.[4]
  • "An advance party consisting of 2 officers and 40 other ranks will proceed by rail on ... 8 October and the main body on ... 13 October. ...The rear party will remain at Carlisle for recruiting purposes for the present." [5]
  • Codford Camp: Letter to D Company: "... we are doing several Companies’ washing in the Codford Camp and we are offering you the same terms ... 7d per bundle of soldier’s washing. We collect the dirty laundry on Saturday and deliver the same clean again on Thursday. ..."[6]

1916 (Thursday)

  • Cambrin Sector: General Staff Officer Colonel Wace visits Battalion HQ at 9:55am, then both the Commanding Officer and Colonel Wace visit the front line trenches.
  • At 8pm a strafe on the enemy trenches is carried; gas and smoke is sent over at intervals along with short bombardments by the Battalion's trench mortars, machine gun and rifle fire.

1917 (Friday)

  • Battalion is relieved by the 1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers and withdraws to 'Canada Camp'; relief is quiet and completes at 11:30pm.
  • Four other ranks are wounded.

References

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/46
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/12
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/211
  5. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/223
  6. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/194
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