Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) - Appendix D

Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) - Sept 1914 to Jul 1916

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Battalion Orders by
Lieut.-Colonel P.W. Machell, C.M.G., D.S.O.
Commanding the 11th Border Regiment

Part 1, No. 167.

SPECIAL ORDER - The G.O.C. Division expects us to take Mouquet Farm to-morrow and keep it.

I told the General that he could reply on the Lonsdales to carry out his orders.

The thought that night, until we start, I ask everyone to be as quiet as possible in the wood and to show no lights, in order to avoid calling special attention to our location.

Before noon to-morrow we shall have accomplished our task. I feel no doubt about it, because, as in the case of the raid, we have made every possible preparation, and the whole battalion means to do its duty, as Lieut. Barnes and the Company raiders did theirs.