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

Lonsdale Battalion events that took place on 7 August.

1916[edit]

  • The Corps Commander G.S.O.[1] and C.R.E.[2] of 32nd Division visited Battalion H.Q. during morning.[3]
  • At 2pm the Commanding Officer visited the right of the sub-sector (portion of line Battalion takes over).[3]
  • In 'High Street' trench, enemy trench mortars are active; there is no retaliation from our guns.[3]
  • At 8pm the engineers explode a mine in the left sub-sector, there is considerable artillery activity for about an hour.[3]

1917[edit]

  • Battalion involved in training at Coxyde under Company Arrangements.[4]
  • Sea bathing in the afternoon.

References / notes[edit]

  1. General Staff Officer.
  2. Commanding Royal Engineers.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 11th Battalion War Diary, August 1916
  4. 11th Battalion War Diary, August 1917