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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 6 July.




  • Training continues for 11th Border Regiment with 1st Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment (USA) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[4]


  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. He died of wounds and is buried at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery.
  2. Lance Corporal James Campbell of D Company died in the UK aged 21. He is buried at Bramption (St. Martin) Old Churchyard.
  3. Private Thomas Campbell of D Company died of wounds sustained from action on 1 July. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension.



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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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