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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War: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]
  • New recruit enlistments[note 1] and promotions take place.[2][note 2]

1916 (Tuesday)[edit]

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

1917 (Thursday)[edit]

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

1918 (Friday)[edit]

  • Tournehem: Involved in defensive training and Lewis guns on range.

Notes[edit]

  1. The following men enlisted into the Battalion:
    • 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)

  2. The following men were promoted to the the rank of 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)

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 supplementary notes, enlistments and statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918), Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) and abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915), which 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 without prior permission from the Lowther Estate. All casualty names, numbers, ranks, date of deaths and places of burial/commemoration have been sourced from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database respectively.