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- For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:9 July.
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 9 July.
1916[edit | edit source]
- Battalion parades at 8pm then marches to the trenches, taking over part of F1 sub-sector; one company in front line, and one in reserve.
- Deaths: Stanley Armstrong (13720 Pte.) / Richard James Graham (17598 Pte.) / Joseph Martin (15555)[note 1]
1917[edit | edit source]
- Battalion is situated at Nieuport; the day is fairly quiet.
- A bombardment commences at 11:30pm on the Lonsdales left and lasts for about one hour. Gun Line signals are all fine.
1918[edit | edit source]
- Battalion training continues with 1st Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment (USA) at Ailly-le-Haut-Clocher.
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 (9 July), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.