16 December


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 16 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Wednesday)

  • 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]

1915 (Thursday)

1916 (Saturday)

  • Battalion moves to billets in Puchevillers. Inspected by Divisional Commander on the march.

1917 (Sunday)

  • Battalion situated at Dambre Camp.
  • Church parade during the morning, reorganising and completing of equipment during the afternoon.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/59
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/66
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