5 January


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 5 January.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 5 January on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Tuesday)

  • Westmorland recruits (C Company) of Kendal are moved to Headquarters at Blackhall Camp by Colonel Haworth.[a] He hands over C Company, 280 strong.
  • Telegram: 706 men have two pairs boots 612 pairs expected daily.[1]
  • Letter from E.M. Brown: My object in writing to you is to know if it would be possible to make known that the Soldiers would be most heartily welcomed at our Gospel Meetings on Sunday evenings....A number of them come into the City and we would like to see them come into the Room for an hour. The service is short and hearty and quite unsectarian.[2]
  • Robert Hartley Nichol (17491) enlists at Workington to D Company.

1916 (Wednesday)

1917 (Friday)

  • Puchevillers: Battalion involved in general training and bombing.

1918 (Saturday)


  1. At Kendal, during the recruitment drive in the latter half of 1914, Captain Wakefield undertook the enrollment of recruits for C Company (Westmorland men), which included two platoons, and one each from Windermere and North Westmorland. When Captain Wakefield left to join the colours, he was succeeded by Colonel Haworth, who raised and commanded C Company until it proceeded to Battalion Headquarters.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/5
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/112
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