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Morval 2/Thiepval 1, Somme day 88

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Morval 2/Thiepval 1, Somme day 88

Date(s) : 26 September 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


Troops of XIV Corps captured Combles and those of XV Corps captured Gueudecourt.
To the northwest of the Morval battle the Battle of Theiepval Ridge began. Troops involved included the Canadian Corps and II Corps. The 2nd Canadian Div. were badly mauled and made little progress. To their left [west] the Ist Canadian Div. gained their second objective. Of II Corps both the 11th and 18th Divs. made their first objectives and in places reached their second objective.