18 January

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 18 January.

1915 (Monday)[edit]

  • General Equipment Indent: 200 pick axes, 200 shovels.[1]
  • Six men are forfeited pay due to absence.[2][note 1]
  • David J. Allison (17523) / Andrew Hyslop (17522) / Frederick O’Reilly (17521) enlist into E Company.[2]
  • M. Brannan (17482) transfers from E Company to A Company.[2]
  • Arthur Marshall (8391) dies in the UK, aged 32.[note 2]

1916 (Tuesday)[edit]

1917 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Battalion leaves Bus at 1.45pm, arrives Mailly-Maillet at 3pm and goes into billets.[4]

1918 (Friday)[edit]

  • Battalion is situated at Tournehem. Parade to take up positions as marked out on 17 January.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. T. Donaldson (13679) / J. Edmondson (16366) / T. Graham (13840) / W. Winter (13559) / D. Rowe (15455) and T. Tinkler (13843).
  2. Buried at Cambridge City Cemetery / Commonwealth War Graves Commission

References[edit]

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 (18 January), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.