Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour
|d.o.w.||died of wounds|
|k.i.a.||killed in action|
|F & F||France and Flanders|
|A/C.S.M.||Acting Company Sergeant Major|
|C.S.M.||Company Sergeant Major|
The Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour has been compiled using HMSO's Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and cross-referenced with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This was done for consistency, to ensure that the Roll of Honour was as accurate as possible - with the exception of typos that occur from time to time. Compiling a complete list of Lonsdale men killed during the war was not without its problems or challenges. Many of the soldiers that served in the Lonsdale Battalion also served in other battalions of the Border Regiment, some even transferring from entirely different regiments. The most common of these are the Herefordshire, Essex and Liverpool Regiments, which saw substantial numbers joining the Lonsdale Battalion during the recruitment drives.
It should be noted that place names shown in brackets in the enlistment column denote the deceased soldier’s place of residence. Some instances show enlistment places in one town/county (or even country) and their place of residence in another. Additionally, there were several discrepancies between the HMSO book and the CWGC. These could be because of typos during the CWGC transcribing process, misspelled names at the time the Roll of Honour was first published by the War Office in 1921, and applicants may have intentionally (or unintentionally) misspelled his name at time of enlistment. Minor typos of place names that were noticed whilst compiling have been changed accordingly. However, soldiers names have been left exactly as printed.
Any other errors and omissions are down to the compiling of this Roll of Honour.
This is the Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour in its entirety, excluding accidental omissions. It contains almost 850 other ranks; currently, no officers are included. This roll has been broken down into smaller component parts to aid quicker browsing. To find a soldier's remembrance page, select a letter below to view a table of all the soldiers surnames starting with that letter. You can then click a soldier's name to view his remembrance page. Please note this project started September 2016. Creating a remembrance page for each soldier is a lengthy process and will take some time to complete.
An update on the progress can be seen → here.
Kevin Johnstone, a member of our sister site, The Border Regiment Forum, has taken this Roll of Honour further by creating his own roll from a copy of the original excel file used to created our roll shown below. In his html version he has added images of the men from various newspaper sources. Kevin, who has a passion for the Lonsdales, states:
- “This project is to try and obtain war grave pictures of the grave or memorial of all the Lonsdale war dead. I intend to obtain as many pictures as I can manage, of the men of the Lonsdales. The idea is to get a picture of the grave or commemoration on a memorial, which will be available free to those who request it. Also available will be a photo of the cemetery and in some cases the soldier in question. I hope to update this page as part of my Lonsdale War Grave Project.”
- “The link on the soldiers name is to his war grave picture, the cemetery links to a view of this and any other photo's are labelled accordingly. I would like to make a request to all readers of this site to help in the Lonsdale War Grave Project. The Lonsdales are buried in France, Belgium, Germany and the UK.”