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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 27 March.

1915 (Saturday)[edit]

Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • Annual stock take of the Quartermasters Store.[1]
  • All men who after Medical examination are found permanently unfit for service abroad, but fit for home service will be posted to Depot Company.[2]
  • At the miniature firing range Companies are to finish their Snapshooting Practice and, if possible, complete the timed application.[2]
  • Following 26 discharges the previous day, 65 privates are transferred from E Company to A, C and D Companies.[3]

1916 (Monday)[edit]

1917 (Tuesday)[edit]

1918 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Lonsdales rest during the morning then practice attack in afternoon.
  • Evening march to Ransart; rest is taken in a sunken road until morning.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/136
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/135
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/137

Acknowledgements[edit]

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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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