15 December

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 15 December.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:15 December.

1914 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell from Wilson, Jesper & Co. tailors of Carlisle: "We shall esteem it a favour if you will release Sergeant Jackson from his duties with the Lonsdale Battalion at the end of this week. Our wish that he may be relieved from his duty is not dictated by unpatriotic motives but is solely due to the fact that we require him to be back to business previous to the rush which we always experience during the Christmas and New Year holidays." [1]

1915 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Bouzincourt. Eight platoons from left half Battalion are attached for instruction in the trenches (garrison duty).[a]
  • Captain L.B. Hogarth is attached for duty Commanding Royal Engineers.
  • Two other ranks are wounded.

1916 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

  1. Four platoons garrison the F1 sub-sector; four garrison the F2 sub-sector. The right half Battalion carried out the same duty on 13 December.
  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/29
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 (15 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.