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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:6 December.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 6 December.


  • Order is given for the arrest of Private T. Bates of 13 Quay Street, Whitehaven....deserter.[1]


  • Battalion situated at Molliens-au-Bois. Eight men per platoon practice in the use of live hand grenades under instruction of Lieutenant Kemp (Manchester Regiment).[2]
  • Remainder of Battalion is occupied with inspections, close order drill and short route marches.[2]


  • Battalion is situated Berteaucourt involved in training. One company under the Physical Drill Instructor, the remaining companies under company arrangements. Afternoon – practicing cross country running.[3]
  • Deaths: William Maxwell (30128) [note 1]


  • Battalion situated at 'Brake Camp.' Companies at the disposal of Company Commanders.[4]




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 December), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.