21 December


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 21 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 21 December on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Monday)

  • Lewis Bell (17396 Pte.) enlists in Brampton, Cumberland.
  • Lt-Col. Machell to C Company: "The proportion of 20% of NCO’s & men proceeding on [Christmas] leave by train will in no case be exceeded...." [1]
  • Following War Office instructions fire screens to isolate burning huts were procured from Messrs. Laing & Sons, builders of Carlisle for £3 19s each.[2]
  • Western Command: "Kindly note that the official title of your Battalion is 11th Border Regiment, and should be used in correspondence." [3]

1916 (Thursday)

  • Battalion situated at Puchevillers.
  • Some men involved in sniping and Lewis gun course; remainder parade for Battalion drill under Commanding Officer.
  • Afternoon spent in Company training.

1917 (Friday)

  • Battalion situated in the front line; all quiet.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/29
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/54
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/121
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