6 October


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

1914 (Tuesday)

  • Three men are recruited at Aikton.[1]
  • Enlistments: William David Nash (13633 Pte.)
  • Battalion Orders include "NOTICE: Smoking in the Rooms is strictly forbidden and any man caught will be severely punished." [2]
  • Letter from Major Binning to G.D. Oliver [architect]: "....receipt of supply of Cigarettes and Tobacco for the men here...." [3]

1915 (Wednesday)

  • Letter form General Sitwell to Lonsdale: "... I was greatly impressed with the excellence of the Race Course Camp at Carlisle, both in facilities for training and in comfort for the men, the latter largely due to great generosity on your part ..." [279]
  • 126 men on 5 days’ leave.[4]
  • Seven men are posted to the Divisional Cyclist Company.[4]

1916 (Friday)

  • Battalion situated in the Cambrin Sector. The day is comparatively quiet.
  • The Commanding Officer visits the front line trenches during morning.
  • At 11:45am a bombardment of the enemy trenches is carried out by Stokes and 2 trench mortars.
  • Enemy's trenches are considerably damaged. There is no retaliation.

1917 (Saturday)

  • The Lonsdales march to Adinkerke, then proceeds to Rosendael by barge and finally by route march to Teteghem; arrives about 8pm.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/46
  4. 4.0 4.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/145
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