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Pozieres Ridge 3, Somme day 25

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Pozieres Ridge 3, Somme day 25

Date(s) : 25 July 1916

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battle of the Somme ,

Outcome : A victory for British & Commonwealth Forces over German Forces

Type of battle : Land


Only the Anzac Corps was fully engaged. Their determined attacks and strong repulse of counter attacks increased and further consolidated the hold on Pozieres village.

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Anzac Corps. First Australian division attacking at 0200hrs siezed the forward German lines. Attempts to take the second line were repulsed. 10th Batt. captured a major strong point in the forward trench line. At 0330hrs the securing of Pozieres village began. The 8th Batt. passed through Pozieres and consolidated a position at the cemetery which they linked to strong points in the orchard.
A major counter attack at 0830hrs from the crest to the northeast of the village was broken up by artillery fire from 1st and 25th Divisional guns.
Overnight [25/26] the !st Australian Div. were replaced by the 2nd Australian Div.