27 August

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 27 August.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:27 August.

1915 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • The Lonsdales are taken over by the War Office almost one year after it is formed by Lord Lonsdale and an Executive Committee.

1916 (Sunday)[edit | edit source]

  • Hulluch Sector: At 10:00am a conference is held at Battalion HQ by Brigadier-General Jardine; officers commanding battalions are present.
  • Day very quiet.

1917 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion moves at 1:30pm to Canada Camp via Bray-Dunes: along the beach past La Panne, then to St Idesbalde and inland to Canada Camp; arrives 6:30pm.

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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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