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8 November


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 November.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 8 November on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Sunday)

  • Enlistments: Arthur Hackett (17497 Sgt.), John Hartley (16337 Pte.) and William Haston (16282 Pte.)
  • Lt-Col Machell to Lord Lonsdale: "40 recruits sworn in at Carlisle ... yesterday." [1]
  • Lt-Col Machell’s draft letter re discharge of Private J. Simpson: "....this so dull witted, stupid and obstinate as to be incapable of learning his drill. He is unable to keep step or to perform the simplest of movements correctly. He is of powerful physique, and I have personally endeavoured to induce him to try & keep up with his comrades. I had almost decided he was mentally deficient." [2]

1915 (Monday)

  • Workington: Letter from the Hon. Sec. of the Local Recruiting Committee to Lt-Col. Machell: "We have had a book prepared as a souvenir of 'Lonsdale' recruiting containing the names & addresses of the men enlisted here...." [3]
  • Codford: Battalion instructions for entraining. [4]

1916 (Wednesday)

1917 (Thursday)

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area.
  • Inspection by the Divisional Commander at 11am.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/23
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/199
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/144
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