7 October

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 October.


  • 5 men are recruited at Abbeytown.[1]
  • Enlistments: William Stirling Hunter (13300 Sgt.).
  • List of clothing: 1000 greatcoats, 1000 stockingette jackets, 1000 kitbags, 900 pairs of socks, 300 pairs of puttees, 600 pairs woollen drawers, 300 caps, 440 flannel shirts, 144 pairs of boots and laces, 600 jackets and trousers.[2]
  • Letter of Major Binning to Carlisle Citizens’ League: Will you please convey to the Members...who are supplying the daily papers to the Camp here the appreciation of the Officers and men for their gift. [3]
  • Letter of Major Binning to the R.A.C.: I shall be much obliged if you have any members in Carlisle to know what arrangements could be made for the use of a Car to run between Carlisle and this Camp, which is upwards of 2 miles from the City. [4]


  • Battalion situated in the Cambrin Sector. The day is very quiet.[5]
  • At 3pm Major Moore (17th Highland Light Infantry) visits Battalion and inspects front line trenches with Commanding Officer.[5]
  • During morning Commanding Officer attends a conference conducted by Brigadier-General Jardine.[5]


  • Battalion situated in Teteghem cleaning equipment and improving of billets.[6]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/111
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/46
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/64
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 11th Battalion War Diary, October 1916
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, October 1917