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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:22 January.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 22 January.

1915 (Friday)[edit]

  • Letter from the Recruiting Office, Workington: "We are also taking steps to interest the Police in their respective areas, about the selection of men of good physique and character for admission to the Battalion. This is being done with the knowledge of the Chief Constable." [1]
  • Return of 379 unsold Battalion Christmas cards to W.H. Smith in English Street, Carlisle.[2]
  • Battalion Orders: A Football Match will take place at Aspatria tomorrow, Lonsdale Battalion v. Aspatria.[3]
  • D. McKillop (16375) is transferred from B Company to E Company and promoted from Private to Lance Corporal.[4]
  • John Bell (17533) enlists into E Company.[4]

1916 Saturday)[edit]

1917 (Monday)[edit]

  • Beaumont Hamel: Situated in the trenches in the R1 Sector. One company is in reserve 'Station Road', one is in support and two are in the front line.

1918 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Situated at Caribou Camp, involved in training during the morning and recreation during afternoon.

Notes[edit]

  1. The wounded officer, most likely to be Lieutenant T.S. Gordon, who is mentioned as being killed on this day in Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) - In France, succumbs to his wounds sustained earlier in the day and dies later in the evening.
  2. Private McQuire's death is dated in A Smile for Everybody and Always ObligingWorkington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published 4 February, 1916.

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/199
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/100
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  4. 4.0 4.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  5. A Tribute to Private McQuireWorkington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published 4 February, 1916.

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 (22 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.