22 January


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

1915 (Friday)

  • 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 to E Company.[4]

1916 Saturday)

1917 (Monday)

  • 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)

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


  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.


  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.
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