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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 March.

1916[edit]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion situated opposite Fouquescourt in the front line system. Patrols are sent out and clearing of trenches carries on.[4]

1918[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the line near Charpentier. Artillery active in 'Ajax Ho', 'Suez' and 'Veldhoek' trenches.
  • The Lonsdales are relieved at night by the 10th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Relief is complete 11p.m. The men move into 'Abri Wood' in Brigade Reserve.[5]

References / notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1916
  2. High Explosive is an extremely powerful chemical explosive similar to TNT, combusting violently and instantaneously and causing widespread damage.
  3. Soldiers Died in the Great War (1921) cross referenced with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1917
  5. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1918