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9 April


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 9 April.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 9 April on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Friday)

  • Copy memo. of Major Binning: It has been suggested that an album of photos of the Lonsdale Battalion for sale in a cheap form, would be of considerable assistance to recruiting.[1]
  • Regarding bathing: As long as the Battalion remains at Carlisle, companies will attend Baths as usual.[2]

1916 (Sunday)

  • Senlis: Situated in billets involved in training.

1917 (Monday)

  • Holnon: Remains in support to two battalions in the front line.
  • One Company provides immediate support to the 17th Highland Light Infantry.
  • Work is done on shelters.
  • Deaths: William Walker Inman (24707 L/Cpl.).

1918 (Tuesday)

  • In the Line: Enemy patrol outside Lonsdales' position at 6am and fired on. Party retires but comes again, giving themselves up. 10th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders take seven prisoners; Lonsdales take four.
  • Hostile artillery is active on Cojeul Valley.
  • Battalion Headquarters is moved into a new dugout.
  • Deaths: James Kelly (28946 Pte.) is killed in action.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/47
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
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