12 December

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 12 December.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:12 December.

1914 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

1915 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

  • Left half Battalion (C Company and D Company) proceed to Millencourt under Major Diggle.
  • Right half Battalion (A Company and B Company), with Headquarters and Transport, proceed to Bouzincourt.
  • Officers and NCO’s right half Battalion, having been conveyed by motor bus from Molliens au Bois, are attached for instruction in the trenches for garrison duty.[3]

1916 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Berteaucourt: Battlion involved in bombing instruction under the Bombing Officer.
  • Route march from Halloy to Canaples.
  • During afternoon, all officers attend Tactical Scheme without troops under the Commanding Officer.
  • Deaths: Joseph Matthew Earl (27350 Pte.)

1917 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated at Dambre Camp involved in training.

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 (12 December), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.