3/7th London Regiment

The 7th Battalion of the London Regiment was known as the Shiny 7th. The battalion was associated geographically with the City of London, hence their full title was the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment. It is no wonder that they had a much shorter nickname!

In common with how most other battalions were organised in the First World War, there were three battalions of the Shiny 7th: the 3/7th was the training battalion, which provided soldiers for the front line battalions, the 1/7th and 2/7th.

The 3/7th was based in Sutton Mandeville from January 1916 to late July 1916. They created the Shiny 7th badge in March-April 1916.

The Shiny 7th took part in several actions in the latter part of the Somme Offensive in autumn 1916. They suffered heavy losses in harrowing circumstances. Soldiers who trained at Sutton Mandeville are known to have been amongst the casualties.

Further information about the 3/7th can be found in the posts below:

Posts about the 3/7th London Regiment

Reg Johnson in Pictures

In October 2019 we received a great image of Shiny 7th soldiers outside their huts at Sutton Mandeville in 1916 ...
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Shiny 7th Football Team at Sutton Mandeville

One of our Trustees, Toby Green, found this evocative postcard of a football team, marked on the back 'Sutton Mandeville ...
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Sutton Mandeville badges and camps commemorated at National Service in Westminster Abbey

Trustees from Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust who helped restore the Royal Warwicks and Shiny 7th badges are attending The National ...
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WWI London Regiment badge restored for Armistice Centenary

First World War badge cut into hillside by soldiers in 1916 brought back to life by £32,800 National Lottery grant ...
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Centenary of the Shiny 7th Badge

April 5th 2016 is the centenary of the Shiny 7th badge cut into the hillside in Sutton Mandeville. It was ...
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3/7th London Regiment at Sutton Mandeville

This is a summary of information about the 3/7th London Regiment from The History of the ‘Shiny Seventh’ by C.Digby ...
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Dear Mum

This postcard is postmarked Sutton Mandeville Camp with a date that looks like 12 JY 16, or 12th July 1916 ...
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