8 November

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 November.

1914[edit]

  • Enlistments: Arthur Hackett (17497 Sgt.)  •  John Hartley (16337 Pte.)  •  William Haston (16282 Pte.)
  • Lt-Col Machell’s draft letter re discharge: Private J. Simpson....this man....is 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. [1]

1916[edit]

  • Battalion situated at La Vicogne involved in general parades of instruction.[2]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area is inspected by the Divisional Commander at 11am.[3]

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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.