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Advance to Victory 1918.

The Battles and Actions involving British Armies, Corps and Divisions during the Great War.

Advance to Victory ~ 1918.

The Counter-Attack in Campagne ~ 20th July - 2nd August.
The Battles of the Marne (1918) ~ 20th July - 2nd August.
Corps: XXII.
Divisions: 15th (1), 34th (1), 51st (1), and 62nd (1).
Battle of the Soissonais and of the Ourcq ~ 23rd July - 2nd August.
15th Division under XX (French) Corps.
34th Division under XXX (French) Corps.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Attack on Buzancy (28th July): 15th Division.
Capture of the Beugneux Ridge: 34th Division.
Battle of Tardenois ~ 20th - 31st July.
XXII Corps: 52st and 62nd Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incident:
The fighting in the Ardre Valley: 51st and 62nd
Divisions. (XXII under Fifth (French) Army).
The Advance in Picardy (1918) ~ 8th August - 3rd September.
The Battle of Amiens ~ 8th - 11th August.
Fourth Army.
Cavalry Corps: 1st Cavalry, 2nd Cavalry and 3rd
Cavalry Divisions.
III Corps:12th, 18th, 47th and 58th Divisions and 130th
and 131st Infantry Regt. of 33rd American Division.
Canadian Corps: 32nd, 1st Canadian, 2nd Canadian, 3rd
Canadian and 4th Canadian Divisions.
Australian Corps: 17th, 1st Australian, 2nd Australian,
3rd Australian, 4th Australian and 5th Australians.
131st Infantry Regiment, 33rd American Division.
* * * * *
subsequently:
Actions around Damery ~ 15th - 17th August.
Fourth Army.
Canadian Corps: 1st Canadian, 2nd Canadian, 3rd
Canadian and 4th Canadian Divisions.
The Second Battles of the Somme (1918) ~ 21st August - 3rd September.
Third and Fourth Armies.
Corps: III, IV, V, VI and Australian.
Divisions: Guards (2), 2nd (2), 3rd (2), 5th (2), 12th (1), 17th (2), 18th (2), 21st (2),
32nd (2), 37th (1), 38th (2), 42nd (2), 47th (2), 52nd (1), 56th (1), 58th (2), 59th (1),
62nd (1), 63rd (1), 74th (1), 1st Australian (1), 2nd Australian (1), 3rd Australian (2),
4th Australian (1), 5th Australian (2), and New Zealand (2).
26 Divisions engaged.
In the General lists of Battles, the number inside the brackets after the Divisional Number indicates how many individual engagements that Division was involved in.
Battle of Albert (1918) ~ 21st - 23rd August.
Third Army.
IV Corps: 5th, 37th, 42nd, 63rd and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th, 21st and 38th Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards, 2nd, 3rd, 52nd, 56th and 59th Divisions.
Fourth Army.
III Corps: 12th, 18th, 47th and 58th Divisions.
Australian Corps: 32rd, 1st Australian, 3rd Australian, 4th
Australian and 5th Australian Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Capture of Chuignes: 1st Australian Divisions.
Second Battle of Bapaume (1918) ~ 31st August - 3rd September.
Third Army.
IV Corps: 5th, 42nd and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th, 21st and 38th Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards, 2nd, 3rd and 62nd Divisions.
Fourth Army.
III Corps: 18th, 47th, 58th and 74th Divisions.
Australian Corps: 32nd, 2nd Australian, 3rd Australian and 5th Australian
Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Capture of Mont St. Quentin: 2nd Australian Division.
* * * * *
Miscellaneous Incidents:
Occupation of Peronne: 5th Australian Division.
The Advance in Flanders (1918) ~ 18th August - 6th September.
The Flanders Advance.
Second Army.
X Corps: 30th and 36th Divisions.
XV Corps: 9th, 29th, 31st and 40th Division.
XIX Corps: 6th, 34th and 41st Divisions and
27th American Division.
Fifth Army.
XI Corps: 59th, 61st and 74th Divisions.
XIII Corps: 4th, 19th and 46th Divisions.
Action of Outtersteene Ridge ~ 18th August.
Second Army.
XV Corps: 9th and 29th Divisions.
The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line ~ 26th August - 12th October.
The Second Battles of Arras (1918) ~ 26th August - 3rd September.
First and Third Armies.
Corps: VIII, XVII, XXII and Canadian.
Divisions: 1st (1), 4th (2), 8th (1), 11th (2), 51st (1), 52nd (2), 56th (1),
57th (2), 63rd (1), 1st Canadian (2), 2nd Canadian (1), 3rd Canadian (1)
and 4th Canadian (1), also Brutinel's Brigade (2).
13 Divisions engaged.
Battle of the Scarpe (1918) ~ 26th - 30th August.
First Army.
VIII Corps: 8th Division (25th Infantry Brigade).
XXII Corps: 11th and 51st, 1st Canadian, 2nd Canadian
and 3rd Canadian Divisions and Brutinel's Brigade.
Third Army.
XVII Corps: 52nd, 56th and 57th Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Capture of Monchy le Preux: 3rd Canadian Division.
Battle of Drocourt-Queant ~ 2nd - 3rd September.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 11th Division (less 34th Infantry Brigade).
Canadian Corps: 1st, 4th, 1st Canadian and 4th
Canadian Divisions and Brutinel's Brigade.
Third Army.
XVII Corps: 52nd, 57th and 63rd Divisions.
The Battles of the Hindenburg Line ~ 12th September - 9th October.
First, Third and Fourth Armies.
Corps: Cavalry, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX, XIII, XVII, XXII, Canadian,
Australian and II American.
Divisions: 1st Cavalry (1), 2nd Cavalry (1), 3rd Cavalry (1), 11th (2),
12th (2), 17th (3), 18th (2), 21st (3), 24th (1), 25th (2), 32nd (2), 33rd (2),
37th (3), 38th (3), 42nd (1), 46th (3), 50th (3), 52nd (1), 56th (2), 57th (2)
58th (1), 62nd (2), 63rd (2) , 66th (1), 74th (1), 1st Canadian (2), 2nd
Canadian (1), 3rd Canadian (2), 4th Canadian (1), 1st Australian (1),
2nd Australian (2), 3rd Australian (1), 4th Australian (1),
5th Australian (1) and New Zealand (3). 27th American (1) and 30th
American (2). Also Brutinel's Brigade (2).
44 Divisions engaged.
In the General lists of Battles, the number inside the brackets after the Divisional Number indicates how many individual engagements that Division was involved in.
Battle of Havrincourt ~ 12th September.
Third Army.
IV Corps: 37th and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th and 38th Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards, 2nd and 62nd Divisions.
Battle of Ephey ~ 18th September.
Third Army.
IV Corps: 5th Division.
V Corps: 17th, 21st and 38th Divisions.
Fourth Army.
III Corps: 12th, 18th, 58th and 74th Divisions.
IX Corps: 1st and 6th Divisions.
Australian Corps: 1st Australian and 4th Australian
Divisions.
Battle of the Canal Du Nord ~ 27th September - 2nd October.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 4th and 56th Divisions.
Canadian Corps: 11th, 1st Canadian, 3rd Canadian and 4th Canadian
Divisions and Brutinel's Brigade.
Third Army.
IV Corps: 5th, 37th, 42nd and New Zealand Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards, 2nd, 3rd and 62nd Divisions.
XVII Corps: 52nd, 57th and 63rd Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Capture of Bourlon Wood: 3rd Canadian Division with 57th and 4th
Canadian on the flanks.
Battle of St. Quentin Canal ~ 29th September - 2nd October.
Third Army.
V Corps: 21st and 33rd Divisions.
Fourth Army.
III Corps: 12th and 18th Divisions.
IX Corps: 1st, 6th, 32nd and 46th Divisions.
XIII Corps: 18th and 50th Divisions.
Australian Corps: 2nd Australian, 3rd Aistralian and 5th Australian
Divisions and 27th American and 30th American Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Passage at Bellenglise: 46th Division.
Capture of Bellicourt Tunnel Defences: 5th Australian Division and
30th American Division.
Battle of Beaurevoir ~ 3rd - 5th October.
Third Army.
V Corps: 38th Division.
Fourth Army.
IX Corps: 6th, 32nd and 46th Divisions and 3rd
Infantry Brigade, 1st Division.
XIII Corps: 25tg and 50th Divisions.
Australian Corps: 2nd Australian Division.
Battle of Cambrai (1918) ~ 8th - 9th October.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 56th and 1st Canadian Divisions.
Canadian Corps: 11th, 2nd Canadian and 3rd Canadian
Divisions and Brutinel's Brigade.
Third Army.
2nd Cavalry Division (less 5th Cavalry Brigade).
IV Corps: 37th and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th, 21st, 33rd and 38th Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards, 2nd and 3rd Divisions.
XVII Corps: 24th, 57th and 63rd Divisions.
Fourth Army.
Cavalry Corps: 1st Cavalry and 3rd Cavalry Divisions.
IX Corps: 6th and 46th Divisions and 5th Cavalry
Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division.
XIII Corps: 25th, 50th and 66th Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Capture of Outreaux: 38th Division.
Capture of Cmbrai: 57th and 3rd Canadian Divisions.
The Pursuit to Selle ~ 9th - 12th October.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 49th, 51st, 56th and 2nd Canadian
Divisions.
Canadian Corps: 11th, 49th, 56th and 2nd Canadian
Divisions.
Third Army.
2nd Cavalry Divisions ( less 5th Cavalary Brigade).
IV Corps: 5th, 37th, 42nd and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th and 33rd Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards Division.
XVII Corps: 24th Division.
Fourth Army.
Cavalry Corps: 1st Cavalry and 3rd Cavalry Divisions.
IX Corps: 6th and 46th Divisions and 5th Cavalry
Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division.
II American Corps: 27th and 30th American
Divisions.
The Final Advance to Victory ~ 28th September - 11th November.
Battle of Ypres (1918) ~ 28th September - 2nd October
Second Army.
II Corps: 9th, 29th and 36th Divisions.
X Corps: 30th and 34th Divisions.
XV Corps: 31st and 40th Divisions.
XIX Corps: 14th, 35th and 41st Divisions.
Battle of Courtrai ~ 14th - 19th October.
Second Army.
II Corps: 9th, 29th and 36th Divisions.
X Corps: 30th and 34th Divisions.
XV Corps: 14th Division.
XIX Corps: 35th and 41st Divisions.
* * * * *
Subsequent:
Action of Ooteghem ~ 25th October.
Second Army.
II Corps: 9th and 36th Divisions.
X Corps: 34th Division.
XIX Corps: 41st Division.
Action of Tieghem ~ 31st October.
Second Army.
II Corps: 31st and 34th Divisions.
XIX Corps: 35th Division.
The Advance to Artois ~ 2nd October - 11th November.
First Army
VIII Corps: 8th, 12th, 52nd and 58th Divisions.
Fifth Army.
I Corps: 15th, 16th, 55th and 58th Divisions.
III Corps: 55th and 74th Divisions.
XI Corps: 47th , 57, 62st and 74th Divisions.
* * * * *
Capture of Douai ~ 17th October.
First Army.
VIII Corps: 8th Division.
The Final Advance in Picardy ~ 17th October - 11th November.
Battle of Selle ~ 17th - 25th October.
First Army.
XXII Corps; 4th, 49th and 51st Divisions.
Third Army.
IV Corps: 5th, 37th, 42nd and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th, 21st, 33rd and 38th Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards, 2nd, 3rd and 62nd Divisions.
XVII Corps: 19th and 61st Divisions.
Fourth Army.
IX Corps: 1st, 6th and 46th Divisions.
XIII Corps: 18th, 25th, 50th and 66th Divisions.
II American Corps: 27th and 30th American Divisions.
Battle of Valenciennes ~ 1st - 2nd November.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 4th and 49th Divisions.
Canadian Corps: 3rd Canadian and 4th Canadian
Divisions.
Third Army.
XVII Corps: 19th, 24th and 61st Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical Incidents:
Capture of Mont Houy: 4th Canadian Division.
Battle of the Sambre ~ 4th November.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 11th and 56th Divisions.
Canadian Corps: 4th Canadian Division.
Third Army.
2nd Cavalry Division (less5th Cavalry Brigade).
IV Corps: 37th and New Zealand Divisions.
V Corps: 17th and 38th Divisions.
VI Corps: Guards and 62nd Division.
XVII Corps: 19th and 24th Divisions.
Fourth Army.
IX Corps: 1st and 32nd Divisions and 5th Cavalry Brigade, 2nd
Cavalry Division.
XIII Corps: 18th, 25th and 50th Divisions.
* * * * *
Tactical incidents:
Passage of the Sambre-Oise Canal: 1st, 25th and 32nd Divisions
Capture of le Quesnoy: New Zealand Division.
* * * * *
Subsequent:
Passage of the Grande Honelle ~ 5th - 7th November.
First Army.
XXII Corps: 11th, 56th and 63rd Divisions.
Canadian Corps: 2nd Canadian and 4th Canadian Divisions.
Third Army.
XVII Corps: 19th and 24th Divisions.
Capture of Mons ~ 11th November 1918.
First Army.
Canadian Corps: 3rd Canadian Division.
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