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27 April

April

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 27 April.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 27 April on The Great War wiki.

1915 (Tuesday)

  • Lt-Col. Machell to Lord Lonsdale: One thing is certain, viz. that we ought to move on from here with Brigade as soon as possible – people are mocking at our men & they hate it – recruits say it is no good joining a Battalion which does not get out further than Blackhall....I expect things near Ypres are so bad that Kitchener is thinking seriously about Home Defence, & this is probably his reason for creating local armies. Anyway what we ought to have is a move sometime soon....the men are getting rather stale here, comfortable as we are.[1]

1916 (Thursday)

1917 (Friday)

  • Offoy: Bathing at Voyennes. Occupied all day.

1918 (Saturday)

  • Lahertie: Training commences. Battalion parades from 9–10am. Thereafter, companies are at the disposal of the officers commanding.
  • Football competition arranged.

Notes

  1. Training continues for those who are able during the whole period of isolation.

References

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
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