6 January

Jump to navigation Jump to search
January
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun
Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 6 January.

1915[edit]

  • Cleaning of Barrack Rooms before parade and inspection by the Brigadier.[1]
  • In order to reduce the risk of fire, O.C. Companies will ensure all stoves, in Quarters and Barrack Rooms, being raked out and made safe before lights out. At least one NCO per room is required to be in his quarters, from last post, each evening, and it will be one of his most important duties to see that this is enforced. Steps are being taken to provide iron plates....outside each stove, but meanwhile the greatest care must be taken. [1]
  • The Carlisle Corporation has kindly consented to allow C Company to visit the Baths on Thursday morning each week. The O.C. C Company will take special care to see that this privilege is respected and that all instructions of the Attendant are immediately complied with. [1]
  • Enlistments to E Company:[1]
  • James Benson (17432)
  • Henry Weighman (17433)
  • Wilfred Pattinson (17434)
  • William Wills 17435)
  • Jack Nichol (17436)
  • J.N. Rumney (17437)
  • James Robinson (17438)
  • T.N. Heskett (17439)
  • Foster Bowness (17440)
  • Thomas Dugdale (17441)
  • John Pattinson (17442)
  • Joseph Gamsby (17443)
  • George Parkin (17444)
  • George A. Clarke (17445)
  • W.J. Little (17446)
  • H.N. Boswell (17447)
  • T.F. Mitchell (17448)
  • John Cowen (17449)
  • T. Ashbridge (17450)
  • Henry Scott (17451)
  • Murdoch McLean (17452)
  • A. McCampbell (17453)
  • James Carruthers (17454)
  • Robert Long (17455)
  • J.H. Burton (17456)
  • W.P. Peacock (17457)
  • N.J. Thorburn (17458)
  • N.H. Wilson (17459)
  • T.E. Bowker (17460)
  • William Elliott (17461)
  • William Spencer (17462)

1916[edit]

  • In billets at Aveluy involved in fatigue duty[2] for the Royal Engineers.[3]
  • Private T.C. Seymour writes to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian about the Rats in Millions.[4]
  • Private R. Laybourne writes to the Workington Star and Harrington Guardian: Dear Mr. Star Man, Just a few lines of thanks for your parcel of cigs, Which I got all right. They came in very handy, as my mates and I were run out of smokes. We are out of the trenches for a break now, but I think by the time you get this letter we will be backing the firing line again. I used to be one of the old "Star" lads. Wishing your valuable paper and readers every success, and best of luck in the coming year. [5]

1917[edit]

  • 'A' Company leaves Puchevillers in lorries to Bus, then marches to Courcelles, proceeding to trenches in support in the C3 Sector.[6]

1918[edit]

  • Battalion situated at Tournehem. Church service.[7]

References / notes[edit]

Material from Timeline/Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915) are sourced from the DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Entries from this timeline are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther and are not available under the license of this site. Please do not publish these extracts on other publicly visible media without prior permission from the copyright holder.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  2. Fatigue duty is the employment of manual labour assigned to military men that does not necessitate the use of weaponry.
  3. 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1916
  4. Rats in MillionsWorkington Star and Harrington Guardian, Published 14 January, 1916
  5. Run OutWorkington Star and Harrington Guardian. Published January, 1916
  6. 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1917
  7. 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1918