30 December

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 30 December.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:30 December.

1914 (Wednesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion Orders: "complete supply of Urine tubs having now been received....and issued to Companies, O.C. Companies are responsible that these Tubs are placed by the Orderly men in convenient positions outside the Men’s quarters, each evening at Retreat. At Reveille each morning their Company Orderly Sergeant with their Orderly men will remove the Urine Tubs and empty them at the Urinals, after which they will be partially filled with clean water and stacked alongside the Urinals until required at Retreat." [1]
  • Six men are posted to E Company.[a][2]
  • John William Graham (15546), A Company, is discharged.

1915 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

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

1916 (Saturday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion situated at Puchevillers, parading for tactical scheme and practising new formation for attack.
  • Afternoon bombing etc.

1917 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion leaves Siege Camp and entrains at Elverdinghe, stopping at Audricq for , then marches to Tournehem, arriving at 1am on the following morning.

  1. The following men were posted to E Company: Privates T. Johnstone (17412), C.C. Stout (17413), T.W. Moffatt (17414), John Robson (17415), W.J. Rose (17416), Adam Brown (17417).
  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
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 (30 December), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.