Battles and Engagements France and Flanders 1918

The dates given for the battles listed below are the dates of the duration of the battle. Units would not have fought in the larger battles for the whole of the time, but they may have been engaged several times. To get back to this page from the Divisions page use your Back Button.

The French, American and Portuguese units mentioned on this page are for information only, it is not my intention to include the order of battle for any of these countries' armies, they have been included because in most cases they were either under British/Empire control or had British/Empire units attached to them.

No

Battle

Date

Army

Corps

Division/Brigades


105
Battle of St. Quentin.
21 - 23 Mar
3rd
4th
6th Div, 19th Div,
25th Div, 41st Div,
51st Div
 
5th
2nd Div, 17th Div,
47th Div, 63rd Div
 
6th
Guards Div, 3rd Div,
31st Div, 34th Div,
40th Div, 59th Div

   
5th
3rd
2nd Cavalry Div,
3rd Cavalry Div,
14th Div, 18th Div,
58th Div
 
7th
9th Div, 16th Div,
21st Div, 39th Div
 
18th
20th Div, 30th Div,
36th Div, 61st Div
 
19th
1st Cavalry Div,
8th Div, 24th Div,
50th Div, 66th Div

106
Actions of the Somme Crossings.
24 - 25 Mar
5th
7th
39th Div
 
18th
3rd Cavalry Div,
20th Div, 30th Div,
36th Div, 61st Div
 
19th
8th Div, 24th Div,
50th Div, 66th Div

107
First Battle of Bapaume.
24 - 25 Mar
3rd
4th
19th Div, 25th Div,
41st Div, 51st Div,
62nd Div
 
5th
2nd Div, 12th Div,
17th Div, 47th Div,
63rd Div
 
6th
Guards Div, 3rd Div,
31st Div, 40th Div,
42nd Div, 59th Div
 
17th
15th Div

   
5th
7th
1st Cavalry Div,
9th Div, 21st Div,
35th Div,
37th Bde (12th Div)

108
Battle of Rosières.
26 - 27 Mar
5th
18th
20th Div, 30th Div,
36th Div, 61st Div
 
19th
1st Cavalry Div,
8th Div, 16th Div,
24th Div, 39th Div,
50th Div, 66th Div,
Carey's Force

109
First Battle of Arras.
28 Mar
1st
8th
56th Div

   
3rd
4th
41st Div, 42nd Div,
62nd Div
New Zealand Div,
4th Aus Bde (4th Aus Div)
 
5th
2nd Div, 12th Div
 
6th
Guards Div, 3rd Div,
31st Div,
2nd (Canadian) Div,
97th Bde (32nd Div)
 
17th
4th Div, 15th Div

110
Battle of the Avre.
04 Apr
4th
19th
3rd Cavalry Div,
14th Div, 18th Div,
24th Div, 58th Div,
5th Aus Bde (2nd Aus Div)
9th Aus Bde (3rd Aus Div),
8th & 15th Aus Bdes (5th Aus Div)

111
Battle of the Ancre.
05 Apr
3rd
4th
37th Div, 42nd Div,
New Zealand Div,
4th Aus Bde (4th Aus Div)
 
5th
12th Div, 47th Div,
63rd Div
 
6th
32nd Div
 
7th
12th & 13th Aus Bdes (4th Aus Div)

112
Action of Villers Bretonneux.
24 - 25 Apr
4th
3rd
8th Div, 18th Div,
58th Div
 
Aus
4th (Australian) Div,
5th (Australian) Div

113
Capture of Hamel.
04 Jul
4th
Aus
4th Aus Bde (4th Aus Div),
6th Aus Bde (2nd Aus Div),
11th Aus Bde (3rd Aus Div)
 
2 Coys from both the 131st & 132 Infantry Regts 33rd American Div were attached to the 4th Aus Div.

Battles 105 - 113 are also known as First Battles of the Somme, part of the German offensive in Picardy.

114
Battle of Estaires.

Including the:

First Defence of Givenchy (55th)

09 - 11 Apr
1st
11th
3rd Div, 51st Div,
55th Div, 61st Div
2nd Bde (1st Div)
2nd Portuguse Div,
3rd Portuguse Bde (1st Port Div)
 
15th
29th Div, (86th & 87th Bdes)
31st Div, 34th Div,
40th Div, 50th Div,
74th Bde (25th Div)

115
Battle of Messines.
10 - 11 Apr
2nd
9th
9th Div, 19th Div,
25th Div (without the 74th Bde)
62nd Bde (21st Div),
88th Bde (29th Div),
100th Bde (33rd Div),
102nd Bde (34th Div),
108th Bde (36th Div),
147th & 148th Bdes (49th Div)

116
Battle of Hazebrouck.

Including the Defence of:

Hinges Ridge (3rd, 4th, 51st, 61st)

Nieppe Forest (5th, 29th, 31st, 1st Australian)

12 - 15 Apr
1st
1st
3rd Div, 4th Div,
55th Div,
3rd Bde (1st Div)
 
6th
5th Div, 50th Div,
61st Div
 
15th
29th Div (86th & 87th Bdes),
31st Div, 33rd Div,
40th Div,
1st (Australian) Div,
A Composite Force (the make up of this force will be added at a later date)

117

Battle of Bailleul.

Including the Defence of:

Neuve Eglise (33rd 49th)

13 - 15 Apr
2nd
9th

19th Div, 25th Div,
34th Div, 49th Div,
59th Div,
71st Bde (6th Div),
South African Bde (9th Div),
88th Bde (29th Div),

100th Bde (33rd Div),
108th Bde (36th Div)

 
22nd
9th Div (without the South African Bde)

118
First Battle of Kemmel.
17 - 19 Apr
2nd
9th
19th Div, 25th Div,
33rd Div, 24th Div,
49th Div, 59th Div,
88th Bde (29th Div),
89th Bde (30th Div),
108th Bde (36th Div),
Wyatt's Force
 
22nd
9th Div, 39th Div,
62nd & 64th Bdes (21st Div)

119

Battle of Béthune.

Including the:

Second Defence of Givency (1st)

18 Apr
1st
1st
1st Div, 3rd Div,
4th Div
 
11th
61st Div

120
Second Battle of Kemmel.
25 - 26 Apr
2nd
22nd
9th Div, 21st Div,
25th Div, 39th Div,
49th Div,
71st Bde (6th Div),
89th Bde (30th Div)
     
French
2nd French Cavalry
28th (French) Div,
39th (French) Div,
154th (French) Div,
3rd (French) Cav Div
 
36th French
34th (French) Div,
133rd (French) Div,
2nd (French) Cav Div

121
Battle of the Scherpenberg.
29 Apr
2nd
22nd
6th Div, 21st Div,
25th Div, 39th Div,
49th Div,
South African Bde (9th Div),
89th Bde (30th Div)
     
French
2nd French Cavalry
39th (French) Div,
154th (French) Div,
2nd (French) Cav Div,
3rd (French) Cav Div
 
36th French
34th (French) Div

Battles 114 - 121 are also known as The Battle of the Lys, part of the German offensive in Flanders.

122
Action of La Becque.
28 Jun
1st
11th
5th Div, 31st Div

123
Capture of Meteren.
19 Jul
2nd
15th
9th Div

124
Battle of the Aisne.
27 May - 06 Jun
6th French
9th British
8th Div, 19th Div,
21st Div, 25th Div,
50th Div

Battle 124 was part of the German offensive in Champagne.