Lonsdale Records/12th (Reserve) Battalion/Papers arranged chronologically

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The list of Lonsdale Records relating to the Lowther family and the Earls of Lonsdale are stored at the Cumbria Record Office (Carlisle Headquarters). The Lowther Family Estate have thousands of records listed in various categories and sub-categories ranging from DLons/L5 to DLons/L25. The records relating to the 11th Border Regiment (Lonsdale) range from DLons/L13/13/1 to DLons/L13/13/282

D LONS/L13/13/247–274

12th (Reserve) Battalion / Papers arranged chronologically

  • D LONS/L13/13/247: Stray papers re serving officers and men - date: 15 October - 29 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/248: File of official requisitions for stationery and army orders and forms - date: 8 April 1915 - 6 January 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/249: Letters to Major Binning re recruits, potential officers and commissions - date: 15 October 1914 - 16 January 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/250: Volume of copy telegrams sent out - date: 8 May 1915 - 4 March 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/251: File re the Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Forces Associations - date: 25 July 1914 - 8 March 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/252: File of daily guard reports including reports of minor offences, reports of orderly officer - date: 1 October 1915 - 11 April 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/253: File re National Health insurance - date: 12 October 1914-13 May 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/254: Papers re recruitment - date: 2 February - 1 June 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/255: Billeting books - date: 29 February - 2 June 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/256: Papers re transport, including: horses, railways, motor vehicles - date: 19 October 1915 - 13 June 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/257: Stray papers re accommodation and messing arrangements at Prees Heath - date: 8 October 1915 - 15 June 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/258: File re recreational facilities offered to soldiers in Carlisle, including Carlisle Association Football Club - date: 20 October 1914 - 21 June 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/259: Daily account of provisions received from the Army Service Corps and distributed - date: 31 July 1915 - 3 July 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/260: Minor offence reports - date: 18 October 1915 - 10 July 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/261: File mainly re the recommending of staff to serve in the newly-formed 32nd Divisional Cyclist Company - date: 6 October 1914 - 11 July 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/262: Stray papers re discipline - date: 17 October 1915 - 15 July 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/263: Papers re ordnance - date: 3 November 1915 - 22 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/264: Papers re: inoculation, cleanliness, medical reports and medical history sheets, examinations by Travelling Medical Board - date: 29 October 1915 - 24 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/265: File re the appointment and training of signallers and instructors and the supply of signalling equipment - date: 24 April 1915 - 25 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/266: Nominal rolls of N C O's and men selected for draft for overseas - date: 19 October 1915 - 26 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/267: Receipts for soldiers' documents and other receipts - date: 10 February - 29 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/268: Stray papers re pay and allowances - date: 28 November 1915 - 30 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/269: Stray, miscellaneous papers - date: 11 September 1915 - 31 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/270: Papers re transfers of men to and from the Battalion - date: 8 December 1915 - 31 August 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/271: Papers re: equipment, medical history sheets and medical examinations, transfer of personnel and equipment, men available for draft [to France], break up of the Reserve Battalion 31 August, promotions, father's protest that his son had been drafted, nominal rolls, brigade and station orders - date: 4 July - 2 September 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/272: Accounts, price lists and papers re the regimental institute at Blackhall, Prees Heath - date: 25 September 1915 - 22 November 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/273: File of returns of necessary repairs to accommodation at Prees Heath Camp - date: 19 September - 27 November 1916
  • D LONS/L13/13/274: Cards and papers re the ordering and supplying of a Christmas card - date: 6 October - 21 December 1916

—For access to the above records please contact the Cumbria Archive Centre (Carlisle)