27 October


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 27 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see our sister project The Great War On This Day

1914 (Tuesday)

  • Recruiting Office sent 13 attestations to Blackhall Camp. [1]
  • William Arthur Fell (17355), from Milnthorpe, Westmorland, enlists at Kendal.
  • Letter from Redmaynes, tailors of Kendal regarding uniform sizes: "My instructions are ‘No alterations to be made, the tunics & trousers are to be tried on different recruits until each one receives somewhere near a fit’ as all are made in stock sizes not to measures!" [2]
  • R. Stanley is appointed the rank of Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant.[3][n 1]

1916 (Friday)

1917 (Saturday)

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area.
  • Commanding Officer's lectures during morning.
  • Stretcher bearers under medical officers from 10am to 12pm and from 2-4pm.
  • Battalion carries out practice during afternoon.


  1. Stanley remains in the role until his appointment to a commission of Captain on 22nd February, 1915.


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