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11 January

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 11 January.

1915 (Monday)[edit]

  • Lt-Col. Machell to Lord Lonsdale: "Received 600 badges with 1000 [?] badges perfect for caps total with depot 1600. Unsuitable for shoulder where usual Border badge must be worn. Suggest hundred extra....to supply officers’ collars if darkened locally." [1]
  • "An order to equalise the distribution of Rifles, so that each Coy may have 100....Rifles will be handed over clean and in good order." [2]
  • Inoculations that recommenced on 8 January are to be resumed 12 January.[2]
  • Enlistments of the following privates:[2]
  • John McGenn (17472)
  • W.H. Holliday (17473)
  • G.B. McHolm (17474)
  • Thomas Kidd (17475)
  • Joseph Turner (17476)
  • Robert Ross (17477)
  • John Kidd (17478)
  • J.G. Westgarth (17479)
  • A.E. Watson (17480)
  • William Little (17481)
  • W. Thompson (17482)
  • Thomas Bell (17420)
  • McLaughlin (17421)
  • F.W. Hogg (17422)
  • M. Brannan (17482)
  • T. Parkinson (17483)
  • John Magee (17485)
  • Jacob Walker (17486)
  • George Bepple (17487)
  • J.D. Nicholson (17488)
  • John Rutherford (17489)
  • Promotions to Sergeant: T.W. Hodgkinson (13320), W. Richardson (13326), A. Moffatt (13685), F. Coates (13247), J.B. Holgate (13446), A.E. Ruddick (13216), J. Smith (13482), S.W. Kirby (13201), G.P. McCumiskey (13277).[2]
  • Discharges: William Campbell, Fred Woodburn, Pte. J. Donoghue (13911).[2]

1916 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • In the F1 sector near Aveluy. One man is wounded.

1917 (Thursday)[edit]

  • 3 Companies of the Battalion occupies the front line near Serre; one Company remains in Support.
  • Enemy actively shells system of trenches.

1918 (Friday)[edit]

  • Battalion situated at Tournehem involved in defensive training and Lewis guns on range.


Notes, References and Acknowledgements
Notes
References
  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
Acknowledgements Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day. The majority of the events shown on this day (11 January), including any additional notes, enlistments, deaths and other appendices such as statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the following works: Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918); Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale). Abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the original DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Events from that chronology are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther (2016). They are identified and referenced separately by their unique DLONS numbers. Please do not publish these events on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.