28 October


Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 28 October.
For events that took place elsewhere, see 28 October on The Great War wiki.

1914 (Wednesday)

  • Three men recruited at High Hesket.[1]
  • William Dalton (15406) enlists in Carlisle and Evan Jonathan Hughes (17358) at Kendal.
  • John Gibson of the Y.M.C.A. in Kendal in response to Lord Lonsdale about accommodating recruits at the Y.M.C.A: "Our aim is to provide a home from home for the men and to keep them out of temptation’s way. We have organised sing songs, concerts, band entertainments, shooting and billiard competitions, and allow smoking throughout the place" [2]
  • Robert Fulton of Cummersdale Mills: "We have been carrying out a good many alterations to our Range but we hope to complete them by Saturday and you would be able to commence shooting any time after that....You will be able at least to have 12 men shooting at once and if found necessary 18 with very little difficulty....We have managed to get 11 Rifles several clubs having kindly responded to our appeal. I have been fortunate in getting 20,000 Rds of Ammunition....I take it you will be using the white target with round “bull” at first until your men get used to the sights....But if later you wanted to use the green card with khaki man upon it...." [3]

1916 (Saturday)

1917 (Sunday)

  • Battalion situated in the Roubrouck Area.
  • A practice attack is carried out at dawn, zero hour 5.30am.
  • Church Parades held for Companies during the afternoon.


  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/12
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/?
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