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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:9 March.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 9 March.

1915 (Tuesday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Letter from Chief Constable of Carlisle: A report against Lance Corporal Austin Ferguson for driving a motor bicycle without a licence ... shall be glad to know whether you will deal with it yourself or prefer it to come before the Justices in the ordinary way.[1]
  • Forfeiture of pay for absence: R. Slater (13278), H. Pettitt (13919), W. Dornan (15451), J. Irving (15554), R. Fairley (13700), J. Marshall (13749)[2]
  • A. Ferguson (15386) of B Company is deprived of his Lance Corporal stripes.[2]

1916 (Thursday)[edit]

1917 (Friday)[edit]

1918 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the line. The day is spent in preparations and conferences.
  • Relieve by the 17th Royal Scots of the 35th Division.
  • B Company and C Company hold a line of posts from a position near 'Turenne Crossing' to 'Colombo Ho'.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/115
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 March), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.