7 August

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 August.
For events that took place elsewhere in the Great War, see The Great War:7 August.

1916 (Monday)[edit | edit source]

  • Cambrin Sector: The Corps Commander (GSO)[note 1] and (CRE)[note 2] of the 32nd Division visits Battalion H.Q. during the morning.
  • Commanding Officer visits the portion of the line at 2pm (where the Battalion takes over).
  • In 'High Street' trench, enemy trench mortars are active; there is no retaliation from our guns.
  • Engineers explode a mine at 8pm in the left sub-sector where there is considerable artillery activity for about an hour.

1917 (Tuesday)[edit | edit source]

  • Coxyde: Battalion involved in training under Company Arrangements.
  • Sea bathing takes place in the afternoon.

  1. General Staff Officer.
  2. Commander Royal Engineers.
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 (7 August), 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 Please do not publish these events without prior permission from the Lowther Estate.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.