24 December


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 24 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Thursday)

  • Christmas telegram from Lord Lonsdale: "Christmas greeting to you and yours and all the best of wishes. It is Regiments such as yours that are going to establish the supremacy of England for - ever and sincerely trust that this will be done as speedily as possible and that next Xmas I can congratulate you upon all success and the safety of the Empire but troops are still needed so use your collective and individual help in recruiting in the interest of the King and your country." [1]
  • Privates F. Moscrop (17382), D. Macdonald (13783), W.T. Armstrong (17384), F.G. Wilson (17385), T. Macdonald (17386), F. Robinson (17387) are posted to E Company.[2]
  • "The following Christmas presents have been received from the Earl of Lonsdale 1,600 pounds plum pudding and 1,300 cigars. Also: 1,000 cigarettes, 40 tins of sweetmeats, 8 geese, 100 body belts." [3]

1915 (Friday)

1916 (Sunday)

  • Battalion situated at Puchevillers. Church parade and inspection of billets.

1917 (Monday)

  • Battalion situated at Siege Camp involved in cleaning up etc.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/112
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
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