28 January

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

1915 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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)[edit | edit source]

1917 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

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

1918 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • 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]

  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.
  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
Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day. The majority of the events shown on this day (28 January), including any supplementary notes, enlistments and statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918), Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) and abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915), which are sourced from the original DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Events from that chronology are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther (2016). They are identified and referenced separately by their unique DLONS numbers. Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate. All casualty names, numbers, ranks, date of deaths and places of burial/commemoration have been sourced from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database respectively.