9 November

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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 9 November.


  • 7 men are recruited at Devonshire Street, Carlisle.[1]
  • Enlistments: Frank Bateman (16320 Pte.)  •  James Diamond (16299 Pte.)  •  Joshua Hardisty (16258 Sgt.)  •  Allan Hill (16294 L/Cpl.)  •  Rowland Leslie Hinshcliffe (16326 Pte.)
  • Provisional arrangements by the Cockermouth Joint Political recruiting Committee: The County Industrial School Band....to meet contingent of West County men belonging to Lord Lonsdale’s Battalion marching from Workington. This Contingent....will march to the Railway Station....where some half dozen of the [Westmorland & Cumberland] Yeomanry will join them – then all will proceed....to Market Place where Col. Weston M.P. will speak. [2]
  • A detachment of the Lonsdales, under the command of 2nd Lieut. W.A. Hobson, continue events from 7 November and march to Cockermouth at 10.30am. They are met by a band and continue to march through the town.[3]
  • At 12.15pm a dinner provided[4] then the men fall out until 4.10pm, when they parade for tea.[3]
  • The detachment then marches to Cockermouth station entrains at 5.47pm for the return journey to Cummersdale station, where they march home to barracks.[3]
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell from T. Armstrong, vicar of Brampton: I hear that a detachment of the Lonsdale Battn. is coming to Brampton on the Hiring Day, Nov 11th & will stay overnight in the town. As that night is the rowdiest of the year, with a lot of drinking, & worse – we should be grateful to you if you would kindly see that some officer is sent with them who will be able to exercise a fairly strong control over them. On each hiring day towards the evening may be seen numbers of half-drunken lads and girls & these would be a great temptation to your young men of whom we are justly proud....The hiring practically ends by one o’clock: after that there is much dancing & drinking. [5]


  • Battalion situated at La Vicogne involved in route march under Commanding Officer.[6]


  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area involved in training. Operation orders are received.[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/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Letter written by Lt-Col. Machell to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, published 6 November, 1914.
  4. Arrangement were made by Mr. Tyson, the High Sheriff of Cumberland.
  5. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/7
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, November 1916
  7. 11th Battalion War Diary, November 1917