16 January


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 16 January.
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1915 (Saturday)

  • Garrard & Co, Crown Jewellers to Lord Lonsdale: "We have this afternoon forwarded to Lt-Col. Machell 650 of the silver regimental badges, we have made to your esteemed instructions." [1]
  • Letter to Major Binning regarding the water Supply to Blackhall: "We....find that to deliver the quantity of water required, a larger Plant and Pipe will be required to meet your requirements. We propose to fix a 30 feet Tower....this will give you a daily average of 4500 gallons. The water from the Council’s main will be delivered into a 550 gallon Tank." [2]
  • One transfer, one discharge and one enlistment.[3][a][b][c]

1916 (Sunday)

1917 (Tuesday)

1918 (Wednesday)

  • Tournehem: Parading on 'B' Range and carrying out firing practices.


  1. J. Wheatman (13427) transfers from C Company to E Company.
  2. T. Stewart (15429) of C Company is discharged.
  3. William Forsyth (17520) enlists to E Company.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/53
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
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