23 January


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 23 January.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 23 January on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Saturday)

1916 (Sunday)

"Dear Mr. Star Man, A few lines of thanks 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 yours." [3]

1917 (Tuesday)

  • Beaumont Hamel: Situated in the trenches of the R1 Sector.
  • Point 28 is occupied and a post established there. Patrols are sent out during night.

1918 (Wednesday)


  1. Private Rumney disciplined/detained on at least two other occasions, those on 15 January and 6 March, 1915.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/105
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  3. A Smile for Everybody and Always Obliging published in the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, 4 February, 1916.
  4. Frederick Booth (36333) is buried at Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.
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