Monday 30 May 2016

Mentioned in Despatches

Tuesday 30th May 1916: the adjutant of the 7th Battalion reports that the Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, Sir Douglas Haig, has, in his first despatch published in the London Gazette Supplement, singled out around one hundred units for praise, including the 7th Battalion. His words are: “While many other units have done excellent work during the period under review, the following have been specially brought to my notice for good work in carrying out or repelling local attacks and raids”. No doubt Sir Douglas had the battalion’s raid on 26th/27th April in mind.

Source: X550/8/1

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