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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 23 January.
- Private R. Rumney is sentenced to detention barracks in Stafford for a period of 28 days for using threatening and obscene language to, and the striking of, an NCO with a fork.
- Discharged on medical grounds: H. Hodgson (16449).
- Enlistments: George Henry Bartle (17553 L/Cpl.) and Thomas Ridley Garner (17543 Pte.)
- In the F1 sector near Aveluy. Day is quiet.
- Private Jimmy Murray writes to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian saying:
- “Dear Mr. Star Man, A few lines of thinks for the splendid parcel of tobacco received through your splendid Smoke Fund from Jack Bell’s customers. I can assure you it was very welcome to me and the boys, as we werein the trenches at the time of it’s arrival. It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that a young Moss Bay footballer called I. McQuire was killed on 22nd inst. With a whizz-bang, and two other chaps were wounded at the same time, also an officer. Young Ike was liked by everyone, from Captain to Private, in our Company, as he had a smile for everyone and was always obliging.
- P.S. We would be very thankful if you could send us a mouth harmonium to cheer us up while in our dug-outs, as we have some good players amongst the Workington boys. Hoping I am not asking too great a favour of your.” 
- Battalion in trenches R1 Sector (Beaumont Hamel). Point 28 is occupied and a post established there. Patrols are sent out during night.
- Battalion at 'Caribou Camp' involved training; 'C' and 'D' Companies reorganise their companies into 4 platoons.
- Deaths: Frederick Booth (36333 Pte.)
References / notes
Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.
- Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/105
- Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
- 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1916
- A Smile for Everybody and Always Obliging – Workington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published 4 February, 1916.
- 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1917
- 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1918
- Soldiers Died in the Great War (1921) cross referenced with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.