27 October

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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 27 October.


Events preceding the Lonsdales' arrival in France
  • William Arthur Fell (17355 L/Cpl.), 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! [1]
  • R. Stanley is appointed the rank of Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant.[2][note 1]



  • Roubrouck: 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.



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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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