Published By Ben Hillidge
Somme. St Quentin. 2/7 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. 21 March 1918.
The 2/7 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers War Dairy is missing the pages for March 1918.
The 2/7 Bn Lancs. Fusiliers were holding a sector in front of St Quentin which they had taken over from French forces a few weeks previously. Much work had to be done to improve the defences. St. Quentin, in the southern sector of Operation Michael, was dealt the full force of the enemy offensive. The Division was quickly outflanked and its battalions routed. They had to make a hurried and just survived retreat. Casualties for the Division were over 7000 men. The 2 Bn Lancs. suffered greatly and, by 23 March, was no longer an effective fighting force and was reduced to cadre strength in April.
GOOGLE MAPS centres on St Quentin, France.
References and Sources The 2/7 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers War Dairy is missing the pages for March 1918.
B&O 1918. Kaiser Offensive. Operation Michael. St Quentin. 2/7 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. 21 March 1918.