16 December

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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:16 December.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 16 December.


  • Copy letter from Lt-Col. Machell to the War Office: I am directed by the Earl of Lonsdale to request that the twenty chemical ‘Extincteurs’....may be supplied as early as possible. Wooden hutments for 600 men, besides officers’ quarters & other buildings have now been erected, & owing to shortage of water there is absolutely no means of dealing promptly with possible outbreak of fire. [1]
  • General Equipment Indent: 4 ambulance stretchers.[2]


  • Battalion situated at Bouzincourt. Left half Battalion ('C' and 'D' Companies) return to Millencourt.[3]


  • Battalion moves to billets in Puchevillers. Inspected by Divisional Commander on march.[4]


  • Battalion situated at 'Dambre Camp.' Church parade during morning, reorganising and completing of equipment during afternoon.[5]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.