4 December


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 4 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Friday)

  • Lt-Col. Machell to Lord Lonsdale: "We have been issuing your coats all day & giving out the thicker ones first - they are immensely appreciated. It really was becoming very serious. The weather has been exceptionally bad, but the health of the men is not suffering as much as one would expect – the anti-typhoid inoculation laid a lot up for a day or two, but they get over it quickly." [1]
  • Return of clothing and other necessaries issued to C Company, Kendal.[2]
  • Twelve pairs of field glasses are received from the National Service League.[3]

1915 (Saturday)

  • Molliens-au-Bois: Battalion engaged in lectures, inspections and physical exercises due to inclement weather.

1916 (Monday)

  • Berteaucourt: Battalion parades for route march from Pernois via Berneuil, and on to Domart, practicing advance and rear guards.

1917 (Tuesday)

  • Battalion moves from the line in the Westroosebeek area to 'Hill Top Farm' where hot food is given.
  • 9.30am: Battalion entrains at St. Jean Station for 'Dirty Bucket Corner,' arriving at 'Brake Camp' 12 noon.
  • John Dent (202882 Pte.) from Warcop, Westmorland, dies of wounds.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/62
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/73
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