8 May

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 May.

1915[edit]

  • Battalion moves to Prees Heath Camp in Salop (Shropshire) where it joins the 97th Infantry Brigade, under Brigadier-General Hacket Thompson, C.B.
  • The ground there is found unsuitable for Brigade Training.[1]
  • Report from the School of Instruction, Stirling on Lieut. Davidson. A very hard working officer who has had very little previous experience. He should make a very good officer. His conduct was Exemplary. [2]

1916[edit]

  • Battalion in isolation camp at Contay Wood (measles) involved in Divisional and Brigade manoeuvres, training and small working parties.[3]Training continues during the whole period of isolation.[4]

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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.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. The whole of the 97th Brigade proceeds on to Wensleydale, Yorkshire on 22 June.
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
  3. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, May 1916