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28 January

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki
January

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 28 January.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 28 January on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Thursday)

  • Battalion Orders: "The Quartermaster has arranged....to provide tea or coffee at 7am for men going to the Baths. 2 biscuits per man will be drawn by O.C. Companies the previous day and issued under Company arrangements. Hot soup and bread will be provided for Companies returning from night work on indent....stating numbers and hour at which the meal is required." [1]
  • "Inoculation will be resumed tomorrow ... for primary and secondary inoculation at Blackwell Lodge..." [2]
  • Anthony Askew (17557) and Robert Carruthers (17558) enlist to E Company.[3]
  • J.W. Gibbon (13915) of D Company is promoted to Lance Sergeant.[3]
  • Two men are promoted to Sergeant.[3][a]
  • Seven men are promoted to Lance Corporal.[3][b]
  • Punishment: T. Carlyle (13389) receives 4 days’ detention.[3]
  • Forfeitures in pay for absences.[3][c]

1916 (Friday)

1917 (Sunday)

  • Beaumont Hamel: In the trenches in the R2 Sector.
  • Night patrols from previous evening reports on enemy locations.

1918 (Monday)

  • Allied artillery opens at 4am and strafes the enemy positions with gas shells for ½ hour.
  • Retaliation is slight and the remainder of day quiet. No casualties reported.
  • John Hunter (26954) dies back home in the UK.[e]


Notes

  1. R. Lorrimer (13712) of B Company and L.S. Blezard (13646) of D Company are promoted to Sergeant.
  2. The following men are promoted to Lance Corporal:
    • J.H. Overend (13672) and T. Ridley (13655) of B Company;
    • J.R. Martin (13785) and A. Huddart (16270) of D Company;
    • W. Kirkham (17512), W.L. Marsh (17408) and J.A. Atkinson (17410) E Company.
  3. The following men are forfeited pay for absence:
    • J. O’Toole (13882)
    • J. Little (15386)
    • N. Davison (13825)
    • W. Johnstone (15311)
    • J. Atkinson (13811)
    • J. Edmondson (16366)
    • A. Forsyth (15556)
    • J. White (15392)
    • R. Whitfield (16260)
    • J. Jopson (13773)
    • J. Moses (13657)
    • G. Graham (13814)
    • F. Graves (16327)
    • J. Lowry (13650)
    • W. Ferguson (16379)
    • H.L. Parry (13257)
    • J. Fairley (13700)
    • R. Hogg (13746)
    • J. Bell (13756)
    • W. Winter (13659)
    • J. Marshall (13749)
    • T. Carlyle (13389)
  4. Gibson was 27 years of age. He is buried at Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference no. E.43.
  5. Hunter was 33 years of age. He is buried at Cockermouth Cemetery, grave reference no. C1.CE.37.

References

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
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