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Ovillers, Somme day 16

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Ovillers, Somme day 16

Date(s) : 16 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


Attacks to increase control in Delville Wood were unsuccessful but German counter-attacks were successfully repulsed. 1st Div. were successful in taking their objective along the German trench lines. 25th Div., X Corps, were successful in taking Ovillers and consolidating their gains.