7 November


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 November.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Saturday)

  • Hirings take place at Carlisle, Appleby and Kendal.[1]
  • A detachment of the Lonsdales, under the command of 2nd Lieut. W.A. Hobson, parades at Blackhall Camp.[2]
  • Route for the march through Carlisle: Currock Road, James Street, Viaduct, Milbourne Street, Kendal Street, Hawick Street, Caldewgate, Annetwell Street, Castle Street, Market Place. Halt. Scotch Street, The Sands, Lowther Street, Bank Street, Crescent, Botchergate, St. Nicholas to Camp.[3]
  • 1.00pm: Route march of 1 sergeant, 2 corporals and 40 men in uniform without arms[4] march to Cummersdale station.
  • 1.35pm: Train boarded and proceed to Maryport, arriving at 2.40pm. They are met by a band and march through the town.[2]
  • 3.20pm: Detachment leaves Maryport and marches to Workington, arriving about 5.15pm. Tea is provided. The men are dismissed to their homes until Monday 9 November.[2]
  • Conviction of Edward Salkeld of the Lonsdale Battalion is convicted for stealing a cart and harness. He is imprisoned for one month or to pay 23 shillings.[5]
  • Enlistments: Thomas Garnett (16334 Pte.), Henry Graham (15543 Pte.), Frederick Bruce Gibson (16315 Pte.) and Reuben Hetherington (16301 L/Cpl.)

1915 (Sunday)

  • Lt-Col. Machell: "we are practically certain to leave about the 16th ... The new mobilisation Khaki and boots will be issued at once. Any NCO or soldier who can carry one extra pair of serviceable boots in his pack may do so ..." [6]

1916 (Tuesday)

1917 (Wednesday)

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area involved in training.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Letter: Lonsdale Battalion Coming Tomorrow written by Lt-Col. Machell to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, published 6 November, 1914.
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/46
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/77
  5. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/9
  6. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/75
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