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7 August


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

1916 (Monday)

  • 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)

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


  1. General Staff Officer.
  2. Commander Royal Engineers.
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