27 April

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For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:27 April.

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 27 April.

1915 (Tuesday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • 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)[edit]

1917 (Friday)[edit]

  • Offoy: Bathing at Voyennes. Occupied all day.

1918 (Saturday)[edit]

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


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


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


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 (27 April), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.