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  The Lonsdale Battalion...On This Day

Lonsdale Battalion on this day... is 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 (26 May)

1916[edit]

  • Battalion situated at Crucifix Corner – relieves the 17th Highland Light Infantry in the Authuille Sector.[1]
  • Lieut. Gerald Spring-Rice, Transport Officer to the Battalion, is killed by a spent bullet. He was 52 years of age.[1]
  • Before he joined he had done splendid work as Secretary of the Executive Committee, and from the time of his appointment as Transport Officer until the day of his death he devoted his entire energies to the welfare of the Battalion, in the formation of which he had such an important share.Lt-Col. P. W. Machell [2]

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