7 November

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 November.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:7 November.

1914 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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
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 (7 November), 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.