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  Encyclopedia: Battle-of-the-Somme-(1916)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Battle of Guillemont was a British assault on the German-held village of Guillemont during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
The Battle of the Ancre Heights was a prolonged battle of attrition in October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
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.
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 Battle of the Somme (1916) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The Battle of the Somme damaged the German Army beyond repair, after which it was never able to adequately replace its casualties with the same calibre of soldier that doggedly held its ground during most of the battle.
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 (3,645 per day).
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 Battle of Flers-Courcelette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, which began on 15 September 1916 and lasted for one week, was the third and last of the large-scale offensives mounted by the British Army during the Battle of the Somme.
The battle is significant for the first use of the tank in warfare and expectations were high that it would prove a decisive weapon.
Like the earlier offensives of 1 July (Battle of Albert) and 14 July (Battle of Bazentin Ridge), Haig had hoped to achieve a breakthrough of the German defences, enabling a return to mobile warfare.
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 Battle of Morval -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Battle of Morval, which began on 25 September, 1916, was an attack by the (additional info and facts about British Fourth Army) British Fourth Army on the (A person of German nationality) German-held villages of Morval, Gueudecourt and Lesboeufs during the (Battle in World War I (1916)) Battle of the Somme.
These villages were originally objectives of the major British offensive of 15 September, the (additional info and facts about Battle of Flers-Courcelette) Battle of Flers-Courcelette.
The French Sixth Army, which had not been keeping pace with British progress in September, also attacked to try and bring the two armies into line.
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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.
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 (3,645 per day).
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 World War One Battles
The battle is often regarded as demonstrating that the Royal Navy was technologically inferior to the German Navy.
The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, which ran from 14-17 July 1916 and comprised part of the second phase of the Somme Offensive, was launched primarily by Reserve Army (twelve battalions) with Rawlinson's Fourth Army providing a further battalion, on a front extending from Longueval to Bazentin-le-Petit Wood.
These battles, and those British and Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives, are commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world with nearly 12,000 graves.
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 Simkins on the Battle of the Somme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is possible for the historian, luxuriating in the comfort of hindsight, to divide the rest of the British offensive into a number of distinct phases while recognizing, of course, that the pattern of operations would have seemed much less neat and clear-cut to the ‘poor bloody infantry’ who actually fought on the Somme.
From 2 to 13 July 1916, as Gough’s Reserve Army started to assume responsibility for the battle north (or left) of the Albert-Bapaume road, the principal thrust of operations was on Rawlinson’s Fourth Army front, with the British trying to exploit their rare first-day successes on the right.
In the Battle of Morval, as Fourth Army’s operations between 25 and 28 September became known, the preliminary bombardment and initial creeping barrage were particularly effective in XIV Corps’ sector on the right.
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 1916  SOMME
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.
Before the end of the month at the local successes were one; Lesboeufs and Guidecourt captured in the battle of Morval, then, after a Combles fell, the French were able at last to lend close assistance on the right by advancing due Northward instead of North eastward.
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.
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 Battle of the Somme: Chronology
Rawlinson noted in his War Diary that the total number of men involved at the start of the battle were about 500,000, that there were 1,500 guns of which 450 were of a large calibre, 150,000 rounds were fired in the day and 50,000 in the night into the enemy front lines.
This day was one of great progress for the Allies and the British began the third phase of the Battle of the Somme by advancing on a six mile front to a depth of 2,000 to 3,000 yards.
The Battle of the Ancre begins on a foggy morning and Beaumont Hamel is stormed by the British.
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 Laura Hird, Born Free, Children of Albion Roses, Nail & other stories, Canongate, writer, Rebel Inc, Edinburgh, ...
Battles and Engagements, of the 35 Division, in the Great War 1914-1919.
It is likely that sometime after the end of the war, Private George Weddell would have been attached to the Labour corps, whose duties would include removal and burial of the war dead from the battle fields of France & Flanders.
Battles and Engagements of the 1st Division in the Great War 1914-1919.
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Somme, 1916
The French Commander in Chief, Joffre, conceived the idea as a battle of attrition, the aim being to drain the German forces of reserves, although territorial gain was a secondary aim.
Following the artillery bombardment, it was determined that a creeping barrage would precede the advancing infantry to the German front line, and onwards to the second and third trench lines.
Meanwhile the British attack was renewed in north-east, the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, by the Fourth Army on 15 September.
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 Battle of Le Transloy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Unfortunately, while there had only been three lines at the start of the Somme battle in July, the Germans had not been idle during the slow Allied advance and Rawlinson's army was now confronted by a fourth line of defences along the Transloy ridge beyond which fifth and sixth lines were under construction.
The battle, which opened on 1 October, began well with the capture of Eaucourt L'Abbaye by the 47th (1/2nd London) Division as well as an advance along the Albert-Bapaume road towards Le Sars.
The 1917 battles of Passchendaele have become synonymous with mud and misery but according to the Australian official historian, Charles Bean, the conditions on the Somme in November were "the worst ever known by the First A.I.F. History of the World History of the United States History of Europe Ancient History History Military History
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The Battle of Guillemont (fourth phase of the Battle of the Somme)
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette (sixth phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)
The Battle of Morval (seventh phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)
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 Simkins on the Battle of the Somme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As the battle went on, and particularly after Hindenburg and Ludendorff came to power on 29 August, the forward German positions were held more thinly, with greater emphasis being placed on defence in depth.
In addition, the changed conditions of the 'wearing-out' battle were not immediately appreciated by some divisional commanders and staffs who were called upon to organise what they saw as wasteful `line straightening' operations to secure elbow room or better jumping-off positions for the next major offensive effort.
The Germans held on to Morval and Lesboeufs for another ten days, and Gueudecourt and Combles were not captured until 26 September.
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 In Memory of
During the war the Durham Light Infantry gained a total of 59 Battle Honours, 6 member's of the Regiment won the Victoria Cross, and the total casualties for the Regiment between August 1914 and November 1918 was 12,530 men killed.
Battle of Flers-Courcelette 15th - 22nd September (* This was the first battle that tanks were used in).
The XV Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Horne, consisting of the 7th, 21st and 17th Divisions had to attack the hinge of the German line at the Fricourt salient.
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 Official histories 1914-18 MAPS
Battle of Neuve Chapelle, Artillery Dispositions: 10th March 1915, 1st Phase of the Bombardment, 7.30 – 8.50 a.m.
Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge, Whit-Monday, 24th May, and the counter-attacks, with the Situation at Night.
Diagrammaic Sketch of The Nord Railway in 1914.
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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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 Battle of the Somme - Wikimedia Commons
The Battle of the Somme took place in northern France from 1 July to 18 November 1916, during the First World War.
Canadian soldiers leaving their trench for a raid during the Battle of the Somme.
A party of Royal Irish Rifles resting in a communication trench early in the Battle of the Somme, possibly on 1 July.
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 The Battles of the Somme 1916
The area chosen for battle was a quiet agricultural area, not well furnished with railways and roads capable of supporting supply to 400,000 men.
According to the British official history of the battle, total Allied casualties amounted to almost 630,000 and German around 660,000.
British casualties reported by the Adjutant General were 419,654, of whom some 5% were missing at roll call but may have subsequently reported.
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 Regular Divisions Pt3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
During the German Spring offensive the 29th Division was heavily engaged in the Battle of the Lys in April 1918, fighting on the Messines Ridge, in the Battle of Hazebroucke and the Battle of Bailleul.
During the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the division fought at Guillemont and Ginchy during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette from 14th-22nd September, at the Battle of Morval 25th-28th September and in the Capture of LesBoeufs on 25th September.
During these battles the Guards Division fought at St Leger in August, the Drocourt-Queant Switch Line and the Canal du Nord in September, the Battle of the Selle in October and the Battle of the Sambre in November.
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 Somme (WD)
The Battle of the Somme 1916 (with the 50th Div)
The first participation was by the Divisional Artillery who relieved the 34th Divisional Artillery on 19th August, the Division as a whole not taking over the line until 10th September from the 15th Division near Bazentin-le-Petit.
This was the first battle in which a "creeping barrage" was used.
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 BATTLE HONOURS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
On the 1st July that year all three Regiments earned their first battle honour, fighting side by side at the Battle of the Boyne.
The peace time routine was broken briefly for the 4th and the 7th in 1882, when they took part in the short but spectacularly successful campaign to defeat the forces of Arabi Pasha in Egypt.
The campaign culminated in the battle of Tel-el-Kebir when an Egyptian force of thirty eight thousand men and sixty guns was defeated with the loss of only fifty seven all ranks killed; the 4th and 7th Dragoon Guards escaping without a single casualty.
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The objective in capturing the Hamel Spur was to deepen the defences of the Villers-Bretonneux plateau (Pedersen, 1985).
Copying the Germans’ technique used in their attacks on the Lys and the Aisne during the Kaiser’s Battle, aircraft were used to parachute in 112,000 rounds of ammunition needed by the machine-guns although many of the parachutes failed to open (Pitt 1962, Pedersen 1985).
During the ‘forgotten battles’ of the high summer (Prior and Wilson, 1992), which caused so many British casualties, many German regiments were shattered by the process of attrition.
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 Alfred Farrell Stanway - War Service History
Guards Division become engaged in the Battle of Loos.
Brigade RFA commences bombardment of Les Boeufs and Morval.
Guards Division become engaged in the Battle of Morval.
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 Battle of the Somme (1916) - Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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 Professional Research Soldiers In The British Army
On the 4th Aug 1915 Gnr Whelan was admitted to No 19 General Hospital at Alexandria, Egypt having been taken ill (Gastritis) on the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 31stJul 1915.
All the battles listed are various phases of the main battle “The Battle of the Somme” and while the Division would have been fully committed to the job in hand.
Again we can see, Thomas was having a very eventful time on The Western Front although we don’t know exactly what his Battery was up to, it is clear from the Divisions workload that he would have been very busy indeed.
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Joseph Wells originally enlisted into the 4th Yorkshire Regiment and was wounded during the battalion's desperate fighting at St. Julien during the 2nd Battle of Ypres.
Joseph was killed on the Somme on the first day of the phase in the overall battle which was to become known as The Battle Of Morval, which was fought between 25th and 28th September 1916.
The 10th KOYLIs, together with 1st East Yorkshires were in the front line to the east of Flers and were due to attack the Greman Front line, known as Gird Trench, between Guedecourt and Lesboeufs.
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 The 55th (West Lancashire) Division, 1914-1918
The Battle of Ginchy (fifth phase of the Battle of the Somme)
The Battle of the Menin Road (third phase of the Third Battle of Ypres)
The Battle of Estaires (first phase of the Battles of the Lys)
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