8 October


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Thursday)

  • One man is recruited at Bowness-on-Solway.[1]
  • Enlistments: Richard Jackson (13686)
  • Acknowledgement of order from Thorpe’s of Carlisle for "1000 Stockinette Cardigan Jackets, assorted linings." [2]
  • Battalion strength: 431 other ranks, 10 officers.[3]

1916 (Sunday)

  • Cambrin Sector: During the morning Brigadier-General Jardine and the Commanding Officer visit front line trenches.
  • Battalion is relieved at 3pm from the Right sub-sector by the 17th Highland Light Infantry and proceeds to take up position in support (Village Line).

1917 (Monday)

  • Teteghem: Recreation in the afternoon.

1918 (Tuesday)


  1. Thomas Mercer (27899) from Oldham, Lancashire died as prisoner of war in Germany one month before the end of the War. He is buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/111
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/129
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