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- For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:8 January.
Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 8 January.
- Battalion is given inoculations.
- Battalion Orders including letter from the Brigadier General: "I desire to express to you my satisfaction with the inspection of your battalion today. The men are smart, well set up and soldierly in appearance, their quarters clean and orderly and the interior economy of the Battalion is good. Although owing to the heavy rain I was unable to see the Battalion at drill, I feel sure that its training, as far as it has gone, has been well carried out with good results." 
- Invoice from Briggs Brothers of Market Street, Carlisle: "Hire of 132ft of Tabling for Dining Rooms from 1 October to 31 December 1914 (3 Months) is £2 10s." 
- New recruits enlist into E Company:[note 1]
- Aveluy: Situated in the F1 sector. The day is quiet.
- Deaths: Nathaniel Nichol Davidson (13825 Cpl.)
- Tournehem: Preparing for the Corps Commanders Inspection. It snows for the majority of the day giving rise to indoor lectures.
- Inspection by the Corps Commander is cancelled owing to inclement weather.
- The following men elisted into E Company
- T.W. Hogg (17463)
- J. Fairlamb (17464)
- H.V. Harding (17465)
- R.E. Thompson (17466)
- A Brownrigg (17467)
- F. Scott (17468)
- Henry Roberts (17469)
- J. G. Simpson (17470)
- William Wilson (17471)
Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day. The majority of the events shown on this day (8 January), including any supplementary notes, enlistments and statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from the Lonsdale Battalion War Diary (November 1915 to June 1918), Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) and abridged material from Timeline and Chronology of the Lonsdale Battalion (September 1914 - May 1915), which are sourced from the original DLONS/L/13/13 Lowther Estate Archives. Events from that chronology are reproduced here with kind permission of Jim Lowther (2016). They are identified and referenced separately by their unique DLONS numbers. Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate. All casualty names, numbers, ranks, date of deaths and places of burial/commemoration have been sourced from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database respectively.