6 June

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

1916 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion moves into billets at Senlis.
  • "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." – Lt-Col. P. W. Machell
  • Deaths: Robert Garnett (13205 Pte.)

1917 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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