The Lonsdale Battalion On This Day
A daily listing of movements, actions, events and political involvements of the Lonsdale Battalion that took place this day between 1914–1918. (This information refreshes daily.)
On this day in history (24 January)
- Aveluy: In the F1 sector. Day is quiet.
- Battalion is relieved by the 17th Highland Light Infantry and proceeds to Lytham Camp.
- Based at 'Caribou Camp' involved training; C Company and D Company reorganise their companies into 4 platoons.
- Bathing takes place during the day.
A discussion is taking place between the Commanding Officer and one of his men
"This is how you do it lads." An aiming drill staged for the photographer
Learning how to "dig-in" and the rigid training involved of digging entrenchments
Inspection of the troops by Lord Lonsdale, the men standing to attention as he passes by
Close quarter bayonet training with sandbags
Officers out for a stroll through the grounds keeping a watchful eye on the training
Officers of the Lonsdale Battalion
A parade of new recruits, many without uniform until these could be supplied at a later date
There's no getting away from the morning stretches!
The Commanding Officer, Percy Machell and other officers, watch the physical drill instructor
A route march through the streets of Carlisle
A route march through the streets of Carlisle, the fanfare of the lads marching off to war
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