7 December


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 December.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 7 December on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Monday)

  • The Lonsdale Battalion contemplates giving a special Exhibition of high-class boxing at the Drill Hall, Swifts Lane, Carlisle, on the evening of Boxing Day....it is hoped that the Earl of Lonsdale will be present. The Boxing Competitions recently held at Blackhall Camp have shown there is a great amount of talent in the Battalion.[1]

1915 (Tuesday)

  • Molliens-au-Bois: Eight men per platoon practice in the use of live hand grenades under instruction of Lieut. Kemp (Manchester Regiment).
  • Remainder of the Battalion is occupied with inspections, close order drill and short route marches.
  • Lt-Col. Machell: "It is settled that we go on for practical training, attached to old units, and then relieve them gradually." [2]

1916 (Thursday)

  • Berteaucourt: Map reading course under Brigade arrangements, two NCO's per company.
  • Battalion parades for practice of inspection for the Commander.
  • Major H. Ross assumes command of Battalion during Col. Girdwood's absence on leave.

1917 (Friday)


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