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- For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:6 April.
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 6 April.
1915 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]
- Battalion Orders: “A telegram received from 112th Infantry Brigade at noon today stated that final instructions regarding date and hour of move [to Grantham] had not yet been received.
- “A syringe for anti-typhoid inoculations has been forwarded to you today, on temporary loan to be returned....when no longer required.
1916 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]
- Senlis: Situated in billets. Beginning of company training and musketry.
- Deaths: Henry Bowness Johnson (19526 Pte.) dies at just 19 years of age.
1917 (Friday)[edit | edit source]
- Battalion remains in Savy. Working parties also during night.
- Deaths: Thomas Lewis (27777 Pte.) is killed in action.
1918 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]
- Purple Line: Weather is brighter today. Men clean up and have a chance to recuperate after a long spell in the line.
- Officers look round the new sector.
- Adinfer is heavily shelled and cooker hit.
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 (6 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.