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Bazentin Ridge 1, Somme day 14

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Bazentin Ridge 1, Somme day 14

Date(s) : 14 July 1916

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between British & Commonwealth Forces and German Forces

Type of battle : Land


As preparation for the main attack 18th Division, XIII Corps, cleared Trones Wood. The 9th [Scottish] Division and 3rd Division, XIII Corps, took all of their objectives including most of Longueval and Bazentin-le-Grand as far as the edge of Delville Wood. 7th and 21st Divisions, XV Corps captured and held Bazentin-le-Petit and the wood of the same name. Other actions by Cavalry Corps [the last use of cavalry until late 1918] and elements of X Corps were not successful in holding gains they made.