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  Battle of Ginchy, 9 September 1916
The battle of Ginchy was part of the first battle of the Somme (1 July-18 November 1918).
It was launched in advance of the main September offensive (battle of Flers-Courcelette), to push the British front line nearer to the main German defences, which ran to the north of the village.
Ginchy itself was to be attacked by the four battalions of the 48th Brigade (Brigadier-General Ramsey), supported by two battalions from the 49th.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_ginchy.html   (396 words)

  Battle of Ginchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Ginchy took place on 9 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme when the British 16th (Irish) Division captured the German-held village of Ginchy.
In terms of the Somme fighting, the attack was highly successful with the village being taken on the first attempt.
For the Germans the loss of Ginchy deprived them of their stategic observation posts overlooking the entire battlefield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Ginchy   (190 words)

 Battle of the Somme (1916) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One purpose of the battle was to draw German forces away from the battle of Verdun; however, by its end the losses on the Somme had exceeded those at Verdun.
In one significant respect, the Battle of the Somme was a major strategic success for the British as on 12 July, in response to the Somme fighting and the situation in the east, Falkenhayn called off the German offensive at Verdun.
The attack, known as the battle of Bazentin Ridge, was aimed at capturing the German second defensive position which ran along the crest of the ridge from Pozières, on the Albert–Bapaume road, southeast towards the villages of Guillemont and Ginchy.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Battle_of_the_Somme_(1916)   (6723 words)

 Irish Battallions - RDF Major Battles
The Battle of the Somme began on June 24, 1916, bombarding the Germans with 1.7 million shells.
Three 2nd RDF companies participated in the second wave of the attack, going to battle with 23 officers and 480 other ranks: 14 officers and 311 other ranks were casualties.
Hamel saw the last major engagement of this phase of the Somme battles, with the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers attached to the 2nd Royal Marines, suffering 51% losses.
www.greatwar.ie /ire_batmb.html   (1706 words)

 Battle of the Somme (1916) -
The battle is best remembered there for its first day, 1 July 1916, on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead — the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.
The axis of the advance was centred on the Roman road that ran from Albert in the west to Bapaume 12 miles (19 km) to the northeast.
The British daily loss rate during the Battle of the Somme was 2,943 men, which exceeded the loss rate during the Third Battle of Ypres but was not as severe as the two months of the battle of Arras (4,076 per day) or the final Hundred Days offensive in 1918 (3,685 per day).
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 [ information-center.be | List_of_military_engagements_of_World_War_I Resources ]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For example, the First Battle of the Atlantic was more or less an entire theatre of war, and the so-called battle lasted for the duration of the entire war.
Sixth Battle of the Isonzo or the "Battle of Gorizia"
Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo or the "Battle of Caporetto"
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 List of military engagements of World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another example is the Battle of Gallipoli (also called the "Dardanelles Campaign"), which in fact was a number of battles fought between 1915 and 1916.
The Battle of Gallipoli (also called the "Dardanelles Campaign"), was in fact a number of battles fought between 1915 and 1916.
Battle of Tanga or Battle of the Bees
dictionpedia.com /en/List_of_military_engagements_of_World_War_I   (371 words)

 dersimdestani.info: Battle_of_the_Somme_(1916)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War, with more than one million casualties.
The battle is best remembered for its first day, 1 July, 1916, on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed or died of wounds.
As horrific as the battle of the Somme is in British memory, it also had a staggering impact on the German army; one officer famously described it as "the muddy grave of the German field army".
www.dersimdestani.info /index.php?title=Battle_of_the_Somme_(1916)   (5778 words)

 Delahunty Website
Nobody advancing upon the sucrerie outside Ginchy 80 years ago last Sunday would have been in any doubt of the fallibility of mankind, nor of the lunacy in which he can engage.
Empires were lined up facing one another over a crust of mud and steel and human flesh, and were repeatedly trying to break that crust with the skin and tissues and bone of their subjects.
Ginchy has returned to what it was before armies of foreigners camped before it and died before it 80 years ago; a dreary, nondescript place.
www.delahunty.com /irish.htm   (1779 words)

 Dickens Cross, Ginchy
In early 2004 the Dickens family made moves, along with the commune of Ginchy, to replace the old cross with a new one and move the original into Ginchy church.
Many villagers from Ginchy and nearby Combles were present for the ceremony, and M. Camus from the Somme Tourist Board was also present, along with representations from the Western Front Association and Souvenir Francais.
Madame Desailloud, mayor of Ginchy, read a moving speech thanking the family for their continued connection with the village, and the Last Post was sounded.
battlefields1418.50megs.com /dickens_cross.htm   (415 words)

 IMO Discussion Board - Guillemont and Ginchy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
September 3rd 1916 saw the 16th Irish Division engaged in the capture of Guillemont on the Somme.
Less than a week later the survivors will be committed again to capture the nearby village of Ginchy.
The Somme battle has been raging for two months now and has another two to run.
www.irishmilitaryonline.com /board/printthread.php?t=1506   (70 words)

 Battle Honours
attle Honours are conferred by the Sovereign and recognise the presence of a regiment at, and its participation in, a particular battle or campaign.
Some of our most prized Battle Honours, such as Gibraltar and Quebec, were not authorised until many years after the event, while hard-fought victories such as Namur 1695, Germantown 1777 and Alkmaar 1799 have never been honoured.
The Battle Honours shown in bold below are borne on the Colours of The Queen's Lancashire Regiment.
www.army.mod.uk /qlr/history/battle_honours.htm   (321 words)

 Stockport Soldiers who died 1914 - 1918 - Battle Reports
Most of the men who were killed during the Great War died on what might be described as "ordinary days" in the trenches and the information about their last day is included in their individual entries.
Battle of the Somme- the capture of Fricourt
Battle of Albert — the capture of Achiet
www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk /battles.php   (366 words)

 1916  SOMME
In many sectors on the first day of the battle the one had not been cut and as a result the attacks ‘hung up’ leaving the troops in the killing zones of the machine guns.
Battle of Flers-Courcellete, 15-22 September 1916,25-28 September –1916 Battle of Morval, 26-28 September Battle of Thiepval Ridge.1 October-18 November Battle the Ancre Heights,-1-18 October Battle of the Transloy Ridges.13-18 Battle of the Ancre.
It is become a battle of attrition such as general drop what had expected and desired from the moment when, as a result of the German attacks at the dawn, it grew manifest that the British must play the principal role in the Somme offensive.
www.imperialservices.org.uk /1916__somme.htm   (1712 words)

 :: CWGC :: Ginchy
A further concerted attempt on Ginchy was planned for the afternoon of Saturday 9 September as
Fourth Army sought to support French attacks beyond Combles (to the south-east) and secure a stable line of attack for a large scale 'breakthrough' offensive intended for mid-September.
on 9 September, 48th Brigade rushed towards Ginchy from the south-west but was instantly halted by a ferocious German barrage.
www.cwgc.org /somme/content.asp?menuid=26&id=26&menuname=Ginchy&menu=main   (244 words)

Herbert had died during the advance of the 42nd Division to the Battle of Passchendaele on 3rd September 1917.
I assume Tom was in the 42nd division Click here for exploits of the 42nd Division However, he died after the Battle of the Selle, possibly with another Division as the 42nd was reduced by then.
Percy was killed in between the Battles of Arras (finished 5th April) and Albert (began 21st August).
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 Stories - Andrew Kinsella
Andrew was wounded at the Battle of Ginchy in September 1916, during the later stages of the Battle of the Somme.
On recovery, Andrew was transferred to the 1st Battalion and returned to the Continent.
Andrew (seated) recovering after the Battle of the Somme.
www.greatwar.ie /kinsella.html   (158 words)

 Sgt Paddy Doherty 16th Irish Division
On his return to Ireland he was one of the many Irish Catholic soldiers who, with the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922 received the rawest of deals from their fellow countrymen.
The carnage of those battles was best summed up by Father Willie Doyle, Padre to the 16th (Irish) Division who on one night in the front line with the Royal Irish Fusiliers described the scene in front of him.
Patrick was badly wounded at the battle of Ginchy.
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 The Saskatchewan Dragoons
General Order 7 of 1 February 1928, as amended by General Order 162 of 10 September 1928, details the chronological and geographical limits of each battle of World War I for which battle honours are awarded to Canadian units.
Note that as originally printed, the chart of battles was oriented sideways on the pages (i.e.
A * indicates that no more exact definition of the battle area can be given than that the engagement took place "in the neighbourhood of" the place named.
www.saskd.ca /go7.htm   (859 words)

 The 16th (Irish) Division 1914-1918
The Battle of Guillemont (fourth phase of the Battle of the Somme)
The Battle of Ginchy (fifth phase of the Battle of the Somme)
The Battle of Langemarck (second phase of Third Battle of Ypres)
www.1914-1918.net /16div.htm   (780 words)

 Finest Known: 1914-D $5.00 Indian Gold NGC MS-65
Especially on the Western Front, where all too often only minimal ground was lost or won, battles endured their pitiless course for months, and casualties were reckoned in hundreds of thousands.
Not all this length was involved in battle all the time, though even "quiet" parts suffered not infrequently from shelling, and trench raids.
The 16th and 36th fought in various battles on the Western Front - the former will be remembered particularly for it part in attacking Ginchy in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and the latter for its heroic failure at Thiepval in the same battle.
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 Jordan-Maynard.org - Gallipoli 8: Aftermath
The battalion was lucky enough to be in reserve for that terrible day which launched the Battle of the Somme, but they were soon engaged in fighting, significantly alongside the largely Protestant 36th (Ulster) Division.
Also iconic for me is a photograph taken of soldiers of the 16th Division returning from that battle of Ginchy.
They had a long march to the battle, were thrown straight in and fought from zero hour till nightfall.
www.jordan-maynard.org /mt-weblog-archive/000065.html   (3803 words)

 Ginchy Telegraph
This slide show uses low-res photographs taken during the commemoration at a place on the former Somme battlefield known as Ginchy Telegraph.
After the battle for Ginchy on the 9th September 1916, the 6th Leinsters were reduced to 15 Officers and 289 other ranks.
Members of the Combined Irish Regiments Association, that includes the Leinster Regiment Association, joined with the population and elected officials of Ginchy to recreate a drumhead ceremony at the site of the battle that took place in 1916.
www.leinster-regiment-association.org.uk /pages/ginchy_telegraph.htm   (120 words)

 Patsy Keegan R.I.P
On the 9th of Sept. 1916, Lt. Kettle was leading his men of B Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, in an assault on the German positions in the village of Ginchy on the Somme River, when he was fatally wounded with a shot through the chest.
Patsy was a bright boy who left school at 14 years of age and tried to join the Army at 15 at the very outset of the war.
Patsy was one of the 4,500 Irishmen who died during the battle for Ginchy.
indigo.ie /~mattcom/comiskey.htm   (1517 words)

 Kerr's Corner
A prominent casualty of the Battle of Messines was Major Willie Redmond, the brother of the Irish Parliamentary Party leader, John Redmond.
A Celtic Cross in memory of the 16th (Irish) Division stands beside the church in Ginchy and a replica of Helen’s Tower stands in Thiepval to commemorate the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division.
It’s only recently that the role of the Irish in the GreatWar has been acknowledged as their sacrifice was regarded as a shameful thing in a republic set up by the heirs of the 1916 insurrectionists.
www.kerrscorner.blogspot.com   (2128 words)

 Jordan-Maynard.org: March 2005 Archives
On the Peninsula, slowing of the pace of battle may have given the soldiers a brief chance to lift their eyes from the battlefield.
In the morning, the Dubsters were relieved by newly arrived French troops and returned to V Beach, where they breakfasted and tried to sleep on the hot beach among the dead.
In the afternoon, they were moved to a new position ready for a battle planned for the next day, which became known as the First Battle of Krithia.
www.jordan-maynard.org /mt-weblog-archive/2005_03.html   (8951 words)

 16th (Irish) Division peee.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 16th Division was critical in capturing the towns of Battle of Guillemont and Battle of Ginchy, though they suffered massive casualties.
In early 1917, the division took part in the Battle of Messines, due to their recognition and reputation.
Their major actions ended in the summer of 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele.
www.peee.org /en/16th+(Irish)+Division   (851 words)

 Royal Dublin Fusiliers
His first award for bravery was obtained on the 9th of September at the battle of Ginchy.
His second award for bravery was at the 3rd Battle of Ypres, later known as Passchendaele, between the 1st and 16th of August 1917.
Towards the end of the war in 1918 Edward was transferred to the Royal Engineers serving with the 16th (Irish) Division.
www.tcd.ie /General/Fusiliers/DUBFUS/DUBFUS/STORIES/HTML/brierley.htm   (497 words)

 Remembrance - Further Information
Lee Cooper publish a series of guides to each important battle site under the general title, Battleground Europe.
Rose E. Coombs, Before Endeavours Fade, Battle of Britain Prints International, London, 1976.
-------- (1986b), "Ginchy: Nationalist Ireland's Forgotten Battle of the Somme." An Cossantoir, XLVI, 24- 26.
www.greatwar.ie /rem-con.html   (1095 words)

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