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22 December

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 22 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 22 December on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Tuesday)

  • Lt-Col. Machell’s draft letter recommending discharge: "Ex-Sergeant E.J. Caine....Having been found to be useless as an Instructor he was appointed Pioneer Sergeant. On 12th Nov he was placed under arrest for drunkenness & was released with a warning. On 28th Nov he was again very drunk, and created a considerable disturbance in Camp. He was reverted to the ranks." [1]

1915 (Wednesday)

  • Battalion situated in the F1 sub-sector near Bouzincourt.
  • Capt C. Clart, Officer Commanding B Company, is admitted to hospital.
  • Capt B.C. Harrison takes over command of B Company.
  • Lt-Col. P.W. Machell: The men are excellent. I am very energetic, as you may imagine, and they respond splendidly. I am quite delighted with them. They are not foolish at all, just sensible, and do their job without the smallest fuss, though the hardships for them are demandable. For us it is much better, as we can generally get dry socks and a better place to lie in…I have nothing to complain of at all. I am working day and night.

1916 (Friday)

1917 (Saturday)

1918 (Sunday)


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/23
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