8 October

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 October.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:8 October.

1914 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

  • Teteghem: Recreation in the afternoon.

1918 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  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
Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day. The majority of the events shown on this day (8 October), including any supplementary notes, enlistments and statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918), Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) and abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915), which are sourced from the original DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Events from that chronology are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther (2016). They are identified and referenced separately by their unique DLONS numbers. Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate. All casualty names, numbers, ranks, date of deaths and places of burial/commemoration have been sourced from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database respectively.