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Trones Wood 2, Somme day 9

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Trones Wood 2, Somme day 9

Date(s) : 09 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


XIII Corps 30th Div. gained almost the whole of Trones Wood but were driven out by heavy artillery fire and German counter-attacks. The attacks were driven off and about a third of the wood was retaken. XV Corps were repulsed in their attacks on the Quadrangle Support Trench. Little ground was gained by the 32nd and 25th Divs of X Corps in their continued attacks to take Orvillers.