|THE LONSDALE BATTALION|
|The home of the 11th (Service) Battalion Border Regiment in the First World War|
Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense — Evil be to Him who Evil Thinks
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 (23 August)
- The Commanding Officer and Company Commanders leave Bethune at 10:00am to inspect trenches in the Hulluch Sector.
- The Battalion leaves Bethune at 12 noon to take over billets at Philosophe from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
- The men get the opportunity to bathe.
- Five officers return from Divisional School.
- Trench strength at 305 other ranks and 15 officers.
- 'A' and 'C Companies practice 'Rapid Consolidation'; 'B' and 'D' Companies in musketry and firing. Sports in the afternoon.
References / notes
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