6 July


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 6 July.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 6 July on The Great War wiki.

1916 (Thursday)

1917 (Friday)

1918 (Saturday)

  • Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment (33rd American Division) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[d]


  1. Lieutenant Margerison was the battalion War Diarist, Intelligence and Signalling Officer. One month prior to his death he took part in the night raid on the Leipzig Salient at the Bull's Eye German trenches on 5 June 1916.
  2. Thomas Campbell (13920 Pte.) died from his wounds sustained from the Big Push on 1 July.
  3. James Campbell (19621 L/Cpl.) died back home in blighty, aged 21. He is buried at Bramption (St. Martin) Old Churchyard.
  4. The Lonsdales were in their final month before being disbanded. Where training is concerned, this was done alongside the American infantry. It was during this period that they moved to several different locations in the eventual run up to the disbandment papers being approved. On 29 July, 1918, the war diary states: "orders received for WO's, NCO's and men of the cadres to proceed to join the 1/5th Border Regiment (A.G. letter C.R. 5/9054/30 G.) and for battalion to be disbanded from date of departure."The Lonsdale are disbanded two days later on 31 July.
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