11 January

January
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 11 January.
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1915 (Monday)

  • 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]
  • Twenty one new recruits enlist in the battalion.[a][2]
  • Eight promotions to the rank of Sergeant take place.[b][2]

1916 (Tuesday)

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

1917 (Thursday)

  • 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)

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


Notes

  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

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
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