16 December

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

1914 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

1916 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

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

1917 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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
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 (16 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.