THE LONDON REGIMENT 1914-19
7th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment ('The Shiny Seventh')
2/7th Londons, England 1916.
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1908 - 7th (City of London) Battalion formed.
1914 - 1/7th Bn, 2/7th Bn, and 3/7th Bn formed.
1916 - 7th (City of London) Battalion The London Regiment
1920 - 7th (City of
London) Battalion The London Regiment
WW1 BATTLE HONOURS
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‘Shiny Seventh’ was the nickname of the 7th (City of London) Battalion The
London Regiment which, prior to the formation of the Territorial Force in April
1908, had been the 3rd City of London Rifle Volunteers. During the Great War it
formed two active battalions, 1/7th and 2/7th.
1/7th landed in France in March 1915 with 4th London Brigade, 2nd London
Division (in May these became 140th Brigade, 47th Division) and remained with it
untill January 1918. Its first major action was at Festubert in May 1915, and
subsequently it fought at Loos (September 1915), Vimy (May 1916), High Wood
(September 1916) Butte de Warlencourt (October 1916) , Messines (June 1917) and
Cambrai (November 1917).
2/7th was raised in September 1914 and landed in France in January 1917 with
174th Brigade 58th (London) Division, fighting its first major battle at
Bullecourt in May and then took part in the Third Ypres offensive in
January 1918, following the reorganisation of the BEF from four to three
battalions per brigades, the two battalions amalgamated becoming 7th London, in
174th Brigade 58th (London) Division, in which it served to the end of the war.
Digby Planck, C. - The History of the 7th Battalion London Regiment in the Great War (1920s).
- This book has been reprinted by Naval & Military Press.