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Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 January.

1915[edit]

  • Battalion is incorporated in the 5th Army.[1]
  • Order for 148 axes, 148 pick axes and 222 shovels.[2]
  • Letter from Cumberland County Council Health Department: enclosing....an account for £1. 6. 4. Incurred for needles used in inoculating your men....We have most gladly given our services and will always be willing to do whatever we can, and I think you will agree that the Army ought to bear this cost. [3]
  • Copy letter from Lt-Col. Machell: The Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle, kindly agreed to accept a limited number of our more serious cases on payment of 1/9 per day, the amount allowed for our messing. This is by far the best arrangement that can be made. Our own ambulance takes our sick from our medical detention room in the camp, straight to the Infirmary.
  • Letter from General Collings to Lt-Col. Machell: to let you know how pleased I was with all you showed me today. When you see Lord Lonsdale will you tell him how greatly I was struck with the evidence of what he has done for the Battalion and of the interest he takes in its welfare. I shall write to Western Command informing them of my inspection & satisfaction & I shall also mention about the quality of the boots as there is a very general complaint & something should, if possible, be done in the matter. [4]
  • Officer Struck Off: the Officer Commanding wishes to place on record his appreciation of the services rendered by Col. Haworth....in raising and training C Company which he brought to Headquarters....feels the Westmorland Company will never lose the impression of Colonel Haworth’s personality, and thanks him for contributing this splendid contingent to the ranks of the Lonsdale Battalion. [5]
  • Football Match: on Saturday 9 January on the Camp Football Field between the Regimental Team and C Company.[5]
  • Enlistments: James Dixon Nicholson (17488 Pte.)

1916[edit]

  • Relieves the 17th Highland Light Infantry in the F1 sector near Aveluy.[6] One man is wounded.[7]

1917[edit]

  • 'B', 'C' and 'D' Companies parade in full marching order, then leave in lorries for Bus. They march to Courcelles, arriving 3.30pm.[8]

1918[edit]

  • Battalion situated in Tournehem. During morining involved in battalion training and inspection by Commanding Officer. Recreation during afternoon.[9]

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. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/278
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/75
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/85
  4. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/120
  5. 5.0 5.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  6. The 8th Norfolk Regiment is situated on the right, the 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry on the left.
  7. 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1916
  8. 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1917
  9. 11th Battalion War Diary, January 1918