XIX Corps (United Kingdom)

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This article is about the United Kingdom Army unit. For other units of the same name, see XIX Corps (disambiguation).
XIX Corps
Active World War I
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Field corps
Part of Second Army
Engagements

World War I[1]

The British XIX Corps was a British infantry corps during World War I.

History[edit]

British XIX Corps was formed in France in February 1917 and fought at the Battle of Passchendaele in Autumn 1917.[1] In Spring 1918 it was driven back 20 miles in five days and found itself in disarray.[2] By November 1918 the Corps, as an element of Second Army, was one of the most northerly British military formations in France.[3]

General Officers Commanding[edit]

Commanders included:

References[edit]