A project is under way to try and obtain war grave pictures of the grave or memorial of all the Border Regiment Lonsdale Batallion war dead.
The creator of the Lonsdale Roll of Honour website intends to obtain as many pictures as he can of the men of the Lonsdales.
The idea is to get a picture of the grave or commemoration on a memorial, which will be available free to those who request it.
A searchable database by surname or cemetery, remembers the war dead of the 11th Battalion of the Border Regiment ( The Lonsdales ), with photographs of the cemetery and in some cases the soldier in question.
The link on the soldiers name will take you to his war grave picture, the cemetery links to a view of this and any other photo’s are labelled accordingly.
Your help required Like many ambitious and dedicated projects of this nature, the creator of the Lonsdale Roll of Honour website would like to make a request to all readers of the site to help in the Lonsdale War Grave Project.
The Lonsdales are buried in France, Belgium, Germany and the UK and help is required to collect images of cemeteries and memorials. A list of burials by cemetery, with directions and cemetery plans showing the approximate location of graves is available.
If you are going to the Western Front and can take a couple of snaps, or live near one of the UK Cemeteries, please help this project. All that is required, is a couple of pictures and a cemetery view.
You may even a relative listed of whom you have a picture, these would also be very welcome. Anybody willing to assist with this incredibly valuable project, contact Spike Kev Johnstone
About the Lonsdale Battalion
The Lonsdale Battalion was part of the Border regiment, formed on 17th September 1914 at Penrith, Carlisle, Kendal and Workington by the Earl of Lonsdale and an Executive Committee.
They were attached to the 97th Brigade of the 32nd Division.
Theatre of War Honours; France & Flanders 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918.
Battle Honours; 1916: Somme, Albert, Ancre.
1917: Ancre, Messines.
1918: Somme, Arras.
The battalion was transferred to the 66th Division of the Border Regiment on the 13th May 1918 and was absorbed into the 1/5th Battalion. They were eventually disbanded on the 31st July 1918.