Lonsdale Records/General

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Main article: List of Surviving Lonsdale Records

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/L13/13/111–134

General

  • D LONS/L13/13/111: File of letters (arranged alphabetically) received by Major Binning re the setting up of the Battalion - date: 16 September - 11 December 1914
  • D LONS/L13/13/112: Papers re: church parades, Christmas greetings telegram from the Earl of Lonsdale, distribution of the 'Active Service Testament', attendance at religious services - date: 22 October 1914 - 5 January 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/113: Papers re action to be taken against aircraft including illustrated identification of aircraft - date: 18 February - 9 March 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/114: Papers re the official inspection of the Battalion by Gen. Sir Henry MacKinnon on 26 March 1915 - date: 3 - 28 March 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/115: File re cooperation with the police - date: 9 December 1914 - 4 April 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/116: Plan and papers re the proposed move of the Battalion to Bolton Park Camp, Grantham, including letters from Capt. BL Montgomery - date: 28 March - 20 April 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/117: Papers re various complaints - date: 14 January - 5 May 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/118: File re: guard report, instructions for falling in, camp kit and allowance, duties of: Company Sergeant Major, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Company Orderly Sergeant, Orderly Officer, Battalion Orderly Sergeant, Room Orderly, Sentries, Pioneer Sanitary Sergeant, arrangements, uniform, bugle calls, instructions for the Commander of the Guard - date: 11 November 1914 - 16 May 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/119: Papers re co-operation with the Y M C A - date: 25 September 1914 - 1 June 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/120: File of correspondence with Brigade headquarters - date: 17 December 1914 - 16 July 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/121: Letters from the War Office - date: 3 December 1914 - 23 July 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/122: Papers re policy arrangements for funerals of soldiers - date: 2 January - 26 July 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/123: Papers re promotions - date: 23 February - 1 August 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/124: File re appointment of officers and staff, accounts, supply of equipment, movement of equipment, movement of the Battalion to Prees Heath Camp - date: 24 September 1914 - 6 September 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/125: Papers re the issuing of passes to soldiers leaving the camp and tradesmen and contractors visiting the camp - date: 27 July - 11 September 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/126: Papers re gifts including jam, cricket and sports equipment, socks, Kendal mint cake - date: 24 November 1914 - 14 September 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/127: Papers re the mascot, a pedigree greyhound - date: 29 March - 22 October 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/128: Papers re the compilation of returns of various kinds of engineers including tunnellers - date: 16 January - 28 October 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/129: File of returns daily strength [i.e. numbers] of men, discharges, equipment, clothing, field strength, fighting and ration strength, inoculations, recruits, medically unfit, daily strength for station hospitals, cavalry, artillery and infantry, distribution of men, muskets, special occupations - date: 24 November 1914 - 1 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/130: Papers re: security, garrison police, passes - date: 2 March - 5 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/131: Miscellaneous file - date: 8 November 1914 - 18 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/132: State of daily parades at Blackhall, Wensley and Codford - date: 29 June - 21 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/133: Papers re various Battalion moves - date: 3 April - 22 November 1915
  • D LONS/L13/13/134: Duty roster - date: Not dated [1915]

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