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Delville Wood 1, Somme day 15

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Delville Wood 1, Somme day 15

Date(s) : 15 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


A strong push was made all along the front by elements of all three corps of the Fourth Army and X Corps of the Reserve Army. During the day considerable gains were made but many gains were lost to counter-attack and artillery bombardment. At the end of the day most of Delville Wood had been consolidated as well as ground between Contalmaison and Pozieres.