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29 December


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 29 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 29 December on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Tuesday)

  • Notes on bayonet fighting: " can obtain a few sacks locally & get them filled with straw & suspend from a tree, goal post etc." [1]
  • Request from the Roman Catholic chaplain: "As New Year’s Day is a Sunday would it be too much to ask you to allow the Catholic troops under your command to attend Divine Service on that day." [2]
  • Three men are discharged,[a] three men are recruited,[b] and 21 men are posted to E Company.[c][3]

1915 (Wednesday)

  • Battalion situated in the F1 sector near Bouzincourt.
  • Special attention is paid to the repairing of trenches and construction of dug-outs.

1916 (Friday)

  • Battalion situated at Pushevillers involved in Brigade sniping and map reading courses.
  • Training under Company arrangements.
  • Lt-Col. Girdwood, DSO, assumes command of Battalion.

1917 (Saturday)

  • Battalion situated at Siege Camp.
  • Three Companies on working parties in forward area; remaining Company involved with improving and cleaning the camp.


  1. Discharges: Privates J. Dixon (13490), Henry Morgan (15423), William Barnes (15363).
  2. Recruits: William Little, John green, William R. Harrison.
  3. The following men were posted to E Company:


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/81
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/112
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
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