31 December

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 31 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Thursday)

  • Bedding return for A Company: blankets 828, mattresses 303 bolsters [pillows] 303.[1]
  • Letter from Lt-Col. Machell: "....I consulted the Committee of the Cumberland Infirmary, who have agreed to allow men of the Battalion under my command to occupy up to thirty beds provided that the cases are suitable for admission, and that there is room." [2]

1915 (Friday)

1916 (Sunday)

1917 (Monday)

  • Battalion situated at Tournehem.
  • Companies at the disposal of Company Commanders.
  • Cleaning of billets and reconnoitring training grounds.


  1. A railhead, depending on context, has two distinct meanings: 1) the topmost part of the rail profile on which the wheels run and, 2) a terminus of a railway line, especially one that is unfinished or if a terminus interfaces with other modes of transport.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/58
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/88
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