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Bernafay Wood, Somme day 3

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Bernafay Wood, Somme day 3

Date(s) : 03 July 1916

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

Outcome : A victory for British & Commonwealth Forces over German 2nd Army

Type of battle : Land


The British attacks continued. Xlll Corps captured Bernafay Wood, an advance of over 1000 yds. XV Corps gained Shelter Wood and Bottom Wood thereby straightening the British line i.e. removing the German salient between Fricourt and Manetz. lll Corps gained the whole of the village of La Boiselle but lost the eastern end to strong counter-attacks. 12th Division failed to reach their objective, Ovillers, and suffered heavy casualties. X Corps fared no better, entering the German front line on a number of occasions through the day only to be forced out each time.