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  The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day

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 (1 March)

1915 (Monday)

  • W. Robinson (15284) of C Company is deprived of 7 days’ pay.[1]
  • H.J. Bannon (15542) of A Company receives 4 days’ detention.[1]

1916 (Wednesday)

  • Battalion situated in billets in Hénencourt.
  • All leave is stopped for a return to another part of the line.

1917 (Thursday)

  • Le Quesnel: In billets as Brigade Reserve. Preparations are made prior to marching for the line.
  • Battalion parades and marches off in companies at 1pm, relieving the 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Support Line 'Kuropatkin'.
  • Major Chamberlayne takes over as Second in Command.

1918 (Friday)

  • Battalion situated at camp near Woesten.
  • Companies at the disposal of officers commanding companies for training, on the range and in open fighting.
  • Signallers, snipers, scouts and Lewis Gunners carry on independently. Lecture in salvage to NCO's.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137
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