9 March

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 9 March.

1915[edit]

  • 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]
  • Deprivation of lance stripe: A. Ferguson (15386) of B Company.[2]

1916[edit]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the Support Intermediate Line (Kuropatkin) providing working parties[5] for Royal Engineers. Discussion for proposed raid on enemy trench.[6]

1918[edit]

  • Battalion situated in the line. The day is spent in preparations and conferences.[7]
  • The Lonsdales relieve the 17th Royal Scots of 35th Division. B and C Companies hold a line of posts from near 'Turenne Crossing' to 'Colombo Ho'.[7]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/115
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1916
  4. Soldiers Died in the Great War (1921) cross referenced with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.
  5. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1917
  7. 7.0 7.1 11th Battalion War Diary, March 1918