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Mametz Wood 4, Somme day 12

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Mametz Wood 4, Somme day 12

Date(s) : 12 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


In 30th Division, XIII Corps, sector German counter-attacks on the gains of the last two days were repulsed by artillery fire. 38th Div., XV Corps were relieved by 62 Brigade, 21st Div. Patrols from the brigade finally cleared Mametz Wood and linked with 7th Div. on their right and 1st Div., III Corps, on their left. Overnight [12/13th] considerable progress was made by troops of X Corps attacking Ovillers.