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A daily listing of movements, actions, events and political involvements of the Lonsdale Battalion that took place this day between 1914–1918. (This information refreshes daily.)

On this day in history (18 September)

1914

  • It is anticipated that a battalion called "The Lonsdale Battalion" with Workington, Carlisle and Kendal as centres. A large number of names have been given in, and those who wish to join will please give their names and addresses to Mr. R.H. Hodgson, the Drill Hall, Workington. A number of officers will be required, and those willing to take a commission should apply at once. It will be necessary for all those willing to join, to give their names in as quickly as possible. It is anticipated that this will be on the lines of a Pals Battalion. [1]

1916

  • Battalion situated in reserve line billets (Harley Street) find working parties [2] for front line trenches and Royal Engineers.[3]
  • Colonel Wace, GSO,[4] calls at Battalion HQ during the morning.[5]

1917

  • Battalion situated in the front line. The Germans use megaphone from 'Alpha Post' to 'C' Company Post.[5]

References / notes

  1. Published in the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, 18 September 1914.
  2. A group of soldiers (or prisoners) that are assigned to perform manual tasks or duties, for their own or other units.
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, September 1916
  4. General Staff Officer.
  5. 5.0 5.1 11th Battalion War Diary, September 1917


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