Third Army (United Kingdom)
|Active||World War I|
|Engagements||Battle of the Somme, Battle of Arras, Battle of Cambrai, Battle of Passchendale, Battle of Amiens|
|General Edmund Allenby
General Sir Julian Byng
The Third Army was a part of the British Army during World War I.
First World War
During August 1915 the Third Army took over trench line south of the French Tenth Army, which had to keep in position for the upcoming autumn offensive. This made the Third Army geographically separate from the other British Armies for the time being. This remained the case until early 1916, when Tenth Army was redeployed because of French losses at Verdun and the British Fourth Army was formed.
The battles it took part in on the Western Front included:
- Battle of the Somme
- Battle of Cambrai
- Second Battle of Arras (April 1917)
- Battle of Passchendale
- Battle of Amiens (August 1918)
- Hundred Days Offensive
- General Charles Monro (July 1915 – September 1915)
- General Edmund Allenby (23 October 1915 – 9 June 1917)
- General Sir Julian Byng (9 June 1917 – 11 November 1918)
Notes and references
- The British Armies of 1914-1918
- Holmes 2004, p294
- Burton, Pierre, Marching as to war, 2001, Toronto
- Holmes, Richard (2004). The Little Field Marshal: A Life of Sir John French. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-84614-0.
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