17 December

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 17 December.


  • Battalion situated at Bouzincourt. Right half Battalion relieves two Companies of garrison of the F1 sub-sector; left half relieves two Companies of garrison of the F2 sub-sector.[1]
  • Lt-Col. Machell: All my Companies in the firing-line now as Companies attached to other Battalions, and I go out daily to see them. Am glad [?] was pleased with his glimpse of the Lonsdales. They certainly are behaving extremely well, and it is a very severe trial at first. [2]
  • Deaths: Thomas James Nicholson (15328 Pte.)[3]



  • Battalion situated at 'Dambre Camp' moves to 'Wurst Farm' by train; leaves Trois Tours at 2pm, arrives 'Wurst Farm' 4pm.[5]
  • Lonsdales relieve the 2nd Inniskilling Fusiliers.[5]
  • Deaths: John C. Atkinson (28229 Pte.)[3]

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