XVII Corps (United Kingdom)

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

World War I[1]

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

History[edit]

British XVII Corps was formed in France in January 1916 under Lieutenant General Julian Byng.[1] In April 1917 the Corps attacked to the east of Arras near the River Scarpe but became bogged down in rain and snow.[2] However the Corps held the line at Arras, continued to hold it through into 1918 and then broke the main Hindenburg Line at its strongest point in September 1918.[3]

General Officers Commanding[edit]

Commanders included:

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