23 January

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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 23 January.

1915[edit]

1916[edit]

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. [4]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion in trenches R1 Sector (Beaumont Hamel). Point 28 is occupied and a post established there. Patrols are sent out during night.[5]

1918[edit]

References / notes[edit]

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 Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.