9 November


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

1914 (Monday)

  • Seven men are recruited at Devonshire Street, Carlisle.[1]
  • 8.15am: A detachment of the Lonsdales, under the command of 2nd Lieut. W.A. Hobson, continue events from 7 November and march to Cockermouth.[2]
  • 10.30am: Detachment is met by a band and continue to march through the town.[2]
  • 12.15pm: A dinner is provided[n 1] then the men fall out until 4.10pm, when they parade for tea.[2]
  • 17.47pm: Detachment march to Cockermouth station and entrain for the return journey to Cummersdale station, where they march home to barracks.[2]
  • 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." [3]
  • 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." [4]
  • Enlistments: Frank Bateman (16320 Pte.)  •  James Diamond (16299 Pte.)  •  Joshua Hardisty (16258 Sgt.)  •  Allan Hill (16294 L/Cpl.)  •  Rowland Leslie Hinshcliffe (16326 Pte.)

1916 (Thursday)

  • La Vicogne: Battalion involved in route march under Commanding Officer.

1917 (Friday)

  • Roubrouck Area: Battalion involved in training.
  • Operation orders are received.


  1. Arrangement were made by Mr. Tyson, the High Sheriff of Cumberland.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Letter written by Lt-Col. Machell to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, published 6 November, 1914.
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/7
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
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