Lonsdale Battalion quotes
In the Oxford dictionary the definition of quote is:
A verb - Repeat or copy out (words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person).
Quotations can be used for a variety of different reasons. Depending on context, quoting someone else's written or spoken words can be used directly to:
- "illuminate the meaning or to support the arguments of the work in which it is being quoted, to provide direct information about the work being quoted (whether in order to discuss it, positively or negatively), to pay homage to the original work or author, to make the user of the quotation seem well-read, and/or to comply with copyright law. Quotations are also commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader."
Using the above as a model, we could use Lonsdale Battalion quotes for any of the above. In fact we have used many quotes directly in transcripts of original documents to provide direct information about an event or series of actions. But for the purpose of this site and their uses here, we simply want the following quotes to pay homage to the individual authors; to provide the reader with a direct link to the past through the words of those who once uttered them.
- Quotes by Percy Wilfred Machell – Lieut-Colonel, Commanding Officer of the Lonsdales
- Quotes by P. G. W. Diggle – Major (former Captain and Adjutant)
- Quotes by J. H. Cowie – Ex-Colour-Seargeant
- Quotes by H. C. Wylly – Author of The Border Regiment in the Great War (1925). Gale & Polden Ltd. ISBN 1847342728
In a message from Western Command to the Officer Commanding the Lonsdales, Lt-Col. P. W. Machell:-
The General Officer Commanding in Chief was very much pleased with his inspection this morning. He is well aware of the difficulties under which you formed your Battalion, and he considers very great credit is due to you for the efficient training and administration of which he saw such evident proof. He is confident that wherever you go you will sustain the credit of the Western Command, and he wishes all ranks of your Battalion to be informed accordingly. He will watch their military career with the greatest interest.
References / notes
- Quotation Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. Accessed 10 July, 2016.