Battle of The Somme Dates

THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (IWM FLM 1672) Sequence 32 (‘A Sunken Road in No Man’s Land’). Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205132012

 

First phase: 1–17 July 1916

1 July   First day on the Somme,

1–13 July  Battle of Albert,

  •         Montauban,
  •         Mametz,
  •         Fricourt,
  •         Contalmaison,
  •         La Boisselle

14–17 July  Battle of Bazentin Ridge,

  •     Longueval,
  •     Trones Wood,
  •     Ovillers

19–20 July  Battle of Fromelles,

 

Second phase: July–September 1916

14 July – 15 September  Battle of Delville Wood,

23 July – 7 August  Battle of Pozières,

  •  Mouquet Farm

3–6 September  Battle of Guillemont,

9 September  Battle of Ginchy,

 

Third phase: September–November 1916

15–22 September  Battle of Flers–Courcelette,

  • High Wood,
  • Martinpuich

25–28 September  Battle of Morval,

  • Combles,
  • Lesboeufs,
  • Gueudecourt

26–28 September  Battle of Thiepval Ridge,

1 October – 11 November  Battle of the Transloy Ridge,

  • Eaucourt l’Abbaye,
  • Le Sars,
  • Butte de Warlencourt

1 October – 11 November  Battle of the Ancre Heights,

  • Schwaben Redoubt,
  • Stuff Redoubt,
  • Regina Trench

13–18 November  Battle of the Ancre,

  • Beaumont Hamel,
  • Beaucourt sur l’Ancre

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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 820) A chaplain conducting a burial service on the battlefield near Ovillers, middle of July 1916. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205072259