14 January


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 14 January.
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1915 (Thursday)

1916 (Friday)

  • Newspaper articles Rats in Millions and Lonsdales got Their Football are published in the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian.
  • Aveluy: Situated in the F1 sub-sector.
    • Battalion is relieved by the 17th Highland Light Infantry and return to rest billets at Bouzincourt.
    • C Company remains in billets at Aveluy
  • Lt-Col. P.W. Machell: "Two batteries, 18-pounders, one battery trench mortars, and some 4.5 howitzers, H.E. shells, all on to 100 yards of German front. They made beautiful shooting, and blew mud and wood quite 100 feet high. Guns then started at us from behind their line, and they sent a lot of shells all about us; luckily only one man hit." [3]
  • Private W. Bacon writes his letter to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian:
    "Dear Sir, Kindly allow me through the medium of your paper to thank the people of Bridgefoot who so kindly subscribed to provide the men of that district with cigarettes. I am please to say that I received the parcel all right. I may say that we are all doing well at present. The weather has not been so severe with us, although we still have a great deal of mud to contend with. D Company of the Lonsdales have brought in the first German prisoners for our Battalion. I must close now with best wishes to all." [4]

1917 (Sunday)

  • Courcelles: Battalion parades then marches to Bus, except one company remaining at Colincamps.

1918 (Monday)

  • Tournehem: Battalion parades then marches to 'B' Range carrying out firing practices.


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