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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
On this day
A daily listing of events across all fronts that took place on this day between 1914–1918. This information refreshes daily.

1916 (Friday)

  • Contay: Battalion involved in training.
  • Newspaper article More Local Casualties with tributes for Alfred Thompson (16272) and William Walter Stephen (13641), is published.[1]
  • Lance Sergeant Mitchison writes to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian:
    Dear Mr. Star Man, A line to say I have received two parcels, one belonging to Corporal White and the other Private Copeland. Both are in hospital, so I divided the contents between the men in the Platoon, and I can tell you they all enjoyed them immensely. We all send our deepest sympathy to Private Copeland, as he has lost a brother killed while he has been in hospital. All the boys wish the Star Fund much success, which it certainly deserves.[2]

1917 (Saturday)

  • Godwaersveldt: Reveille at 3am. Battalion marches to busses and embossed at 7am, proceeding to St Pol near Dunkerque. Arrives at 1pm.

1918 (Sunday)

  • Cadre continues its own training, refresher courses etc.



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