28 September

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 28 September.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:28 September.

1914 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

1916 (Thursday)[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion finds working parties for the front line trenches in the Cambrin Sector.
  • At 2:30pm the 97th Brigade carries out a practice with No.2 Squadron RFC in signalling.
  • Battalion, consisting of one officer and two signallers per company, proceeds to take up a position in the Sailly-Labourse line (Beuvry) at 12 noon. All take part in the practice.

1917 (Friday)[edit | edit source]

  • Lonsdales relieve the 15th Lancashire Fusiliers as Support Battalion in the Lombardzyde Sector.
  • Battalion HQ in 'Rubber House'.

  1. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/279
  2. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/11
  3. Record No. DLONS/L/13/13/278
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 (28 September), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.