6 August

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 6 August.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:6 August.

1914 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

1916 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

  • Day is spent improving the trenches etc. in the Cambrin Sector.
  • Artillery on both sides are quiet but aeroplanes are continually observing over the German lines.
  • Hostile aeroplanes make several attempts to cross Allied lines but are quickly driven back by our artillery.
  • The Commanding Officer visits 'Sims Keep' and 'Arthur's Keep' at 10pm and finds both in good order.
  • Machine guns on both sides are very active; enemy trench mortars are active along our line doing no material damage; our TM's reply effectively.

1917 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Coxyde: Battalion involved in training under Company arrangements.

  1. Was my soldier in "Kitchener's Army"? Chris Baker. The Long, Long Trail. Accessed 3 August 2016.
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 August), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.