8 July

July
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 July.
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1916 (Saturday)

  • Battalion marches to Senlis and takes over billets.
  • Captain Palmer of 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry takes over command from Lieut. Welsh.
  • 2nd Lieut. Brown of 17th Highland Light Infantry is attached to the battalion.

1917 (Sunday)

1918 (Monday)

  • Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment (33rd American Division) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.[note 1]


Notes

  1. The Lonsdales were in their final month before being disbanded. Where training is concerned, this was done alongside the American infantry. It was during this period that they moved to several different locations in the eventual run up to the disbandment papers being approved. On 29 July, 1918, the war diary states: orders received for WO's, NCO's and men of the cadres to proceed to join the 1/5th Border Regiment (A.G. letter C.R. 5/9054/30 G.) and for battalion to be disbanded from date of departure. The Lonsdale are disbanded two days later on 31 July.
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