6 June

June

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

1916 (Tuesday)

  • Battalion moves into billets at Senlis.
  • Lt-Col. Machell: Complete success last night, only unfortunately Barnes, the O.C. Raid, was killed just before they got back, with five others. We took 11 prisoners alive, about 25 others killed. Men did splendidly, and I have telegrams from Division—(Major-General Rycroft), Corps—(Lieut.-General Sir T. Morland), and Army—(General Sir H. Rawlinson) Commanders to-day. A party of correspondents was sent down from G.H.Q. to-day to get information about it, brought here by a staff Officer.
  • Deaths: Robert Garnett (13205 Pte.)

1917 (Wednesday)

  • Neuf-Berquin: Battalion on physical exercise before breakfast.
  • General training in musketry, fire control and handling of men by Junior NCO’s.
  • Afternoon holds the Commanding Officer's conference for officers.
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