7 October

October

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

1914 (Wednesday)

  • Five 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]

1915 (Thursday)

  • "All Officers are entitled to three blankets and should retain same in their possession." [5]

1916 (Saturday)

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

1917 (Sunday)

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


References

  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. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/223
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