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4 January

From the Lonsdale Battalion wiki

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 4 January.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 4 January on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Monday)

  • Five men enlist to E Company.
  • Letter to Lt-Col. Machell: probably the rifles which you will eventually get are probably not yet made,....suggested that you should number your equipment now and when get the rifles number them accordingly. I fancy the numbering is an entirely regtal affair and rifles not issued with numbers on them but done on arrival with the rgt. It’s rather putting the cart before the horse to number the equipment first, but in these strenuous times there seems nothing else to be done.[1]
  • "A short lecture will be given by Brigadier General Count Gleichen,[a] KCVO, CB, CMG, DSO....who has been at the front from the commencement of the War, and is in England on short leave." [2]
  • "The following have been added to the list of articles to be provided for men of locally raised units who were enlisted before the 15 November: 1 pair woollen gloves, 1 cap comforter, 1 holdall per man. To cover the cost of these articles, the sum of 2/9 per man, may be drawn." [2]
  • Estimate from Joseph Bell, joiner of Stanwix: "gunracks for huts, they will cost about £2 17s 6d each per hut." [3]
  • Private T.E. Spark (16380), of A Company no. 12 Section, receives comic post card poking fun at the Kaiser.[4]

1916 (Tuesday)

1917 (Thursday)

  • Puchevillers: Brigade Field Day.
  • Lonsdales carry out practice 'Stunt' advancing through Puchevillers attacking a supposed position.

1918 (Friday)

  • Tournehem: during the morning the men are involved in battalion and specialist training, and recreation during the afternoon.


  1. Count Gleichen was Lt-Col. Machell's brother-in-law.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/81
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/54
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/47
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