List of World War I battles

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Notre-Dame-de-Lorette National Cemetery at Ablain-Saint-Nazaire - the largest single military cemetery in France, holding an ossuary and burials of 40,051 soldiers.
Tyne Cot Cemetery at Ypres Salient, Belgium - the largest British military cemetery in the world with more than 35,000 soldiers.

World War I, which lasted from July 1914 to November 1918 was, at the time, the largest single war ever to have occurred. There were a large number of allies on each side of the conflict, and their geographical location and that of their imperial provinces meant that parts of the war were fought all over Europe, and in other places such as North Africa, the Middle East, and even minor skirmishes in the Pacific Ocean. A battle is a smaller conflict between two military enemies that often makes up part of a war. This is a list (though not exhaustive) of the battles of World War I, in chronological order. They are organized as to the opening date of the battle.

1914[edit]

August[edit]

1 Battle of Mons
2 Battle of Blaky
5 Battle of Liège
7 Battle of the Frontiers
9 Togoland Campaign
15 Battle of Cer
26 Battle of Tannenberg

September[edit]

5 First Battle of the Marne
6 Battle of Drina

October[edit]

19 Battle of Ypres
31 Siege of Tsingtao
32 Siege of Antwerp

November[edit]

3 Battle of Kilimanjaro
3 Battle of Tanga
16 Battle of Kolubara

December[edit]

1 Battle of Limanowa
8 Battle of the Falkland Islands
20 First Battle of Champagne

1915[edit]

January[edit]

18 Battle of Jassin

February[edit]

3 Defense of the Suez Badick
7 Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes
19 Dardanelles Bombardment

March[edit]

10 Battle of Neuve Chapelle

April[edit]

12 Battle of Shaiba
22 Battle of Gravenstafel (part of Second Battle of Ypres)
24 Battle of St Juliaan (part of Second Battle of Ypres)
25 Anzac Cove
25 Landing at Cape Helles
28 First Battle of Krithia

May[edit]

1 Eski Hissarlik
6 Second Battle of Krithia
8 Battle of Frezenberg (part of Second Battle of Ypres)
15 Battle of Festubert
19 Turkish attack at Anzac Cove
24 Battle of Bellewaarde (final part of Second Battle of Ypres )
31 Capture of Amara

June[edit]

4 Third Battle of Krithia
18 Attempt to Force the Narrows
23 First Battle of the Isonzo
27 Battle of Nasiriyeh
28 Battle of Gully Ravine

July[edit]

12 Attack on Ache Baba
18 Second Battle of the Isonzo

August[edit]

6 Suvla Nig
6 Battle of Lone Negro
6 Battle of Sari Bair
6 Battle of Allah Akbar
17 Great Retreat (Russian)
21 Battle of Hill 60
21 Battle of Scimitar Hill

September[edit]

Langemark German war cemetery, in Belgium. This is a German war cemetery, consisting of a mass grave and other individual and group graves, as well as a memorial to the German missing of the war.
25 Third Battle of Artois
25 Battle of Loos
25 Second Battle of Champagne
28 Battle of Es Sinn

October[edit]

14 Morava Offensive
14 Ovče Pole Offensive
18 Third Battle of the Isonzo

November[edit]

10 Fourth Battle of the Isonzo
10 Kosovo Offensive (1915)
22 Battle of Ctesiphon

December[edit]

7 Siege of Kut-al-Amara
18 Evacuation of Gallipoli

1916[edit]

January[edit]

5 Montenegrin Campaign of World War I
6 Battle of Mojkovac
6 Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad
10 Battle of Koprukoy
13 Battle of the Wadi
21 Battle of Hanna

February[edit]

21 Battle of Verdun

March[edit]

8 Battle of Dujaila
9 Fifth Battle of the Isonzo
18 Battle of Lake Naroch

April[edit]

5 First Battle of Kut

May[edit]

15 Battle of Ninigalo
15 Trentino Offensive
31 Battle of Jutland

June[edit]

4 Battle of Lutsk
4 Battle of Khanaqin

July[edit]

Canadian soldiers going 'over the top' at the start of the Battle of the Somme.
1 Battle of the Somme
14 Battle of Bazentin Ridge
15 Battle of Delville Wood
15 Battle of Fromelles
23 Battle of Pozières

August[edit]

3 Battle of Romani
6 Sixth Battle of the Isonzo
6 Battle of Gorizia

September[edit]

3 Battle of Guillemont
14 Seventh Battle of the Isonzo
15 Battle of Flers-Courcelette

October[edit]

10 Eighth Battle of the Isonzo

November[edit]

1 Ninth Battle of the Isonzo

December[edit]

14 Battle of Magdhaba
13 Second Battle of Kut

1917[edit]

January[edit]

9 Battle of Khadairi Bend

February[edit]

26 Battle of Nahr-alKalek

March[edit]

11 Capture of Baghdad
13 Samarrah Offensive
19 Seizure of Falluja
25 Battle of Mount Hamrin
26 First Battle of Gaza

April[edit]

9 Second Battle of Arras
11 First Battle of Bullecourt
22 Battle of Doiran (1917)

May[edit]

3-11 Second Battle of Bullecourt
12 Tenth Battle of the Isonzo
14 Battle of Otranto Straits

June[edit]

7 Battle of Messines

July[edit]

The ruins of Ypres, after its three battles. The battle of Ypres was also known as the 'Battle of the Bulge,' because of the bulge effect it had on the lines of allied trenches. Due to Ypres' strategic importance, the battles fought over it had huge death tolls.
31 Third Battle of Ypres
31 Battle of Passchendaele

August[edit]

19 Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo
20 Battle of Liege

September[edit]

28 Battle of Ramadi

October[edit]

24 Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo
24 Battle of Caporetto
31 Third Battle of Gaza
31 Battle of Beersheba (Palestine)

November[edit]

5 Capture of Tikrit
13 Battle of Mughar Ridge
20 Battle of Cambrai

December[edit]

8 Fall of Jerusalem

1918[edit]

March[edit]

21 Second Battle of Somme/Operation Michael

April[edit]

9 Battle of the Lys/Operation Georgette
23 Raid on Zeebrugge

May[edit]

27 Third Battle of the Aisne/Operation Blücher-Yorck
28 Battle of Cantigny

June[edit]

1 Battle of Belleau Wood
18 Battle of Chateau-Thierry
15 Battle of the Piave River
18 Action of 18 June 1918

July[edit]

4 Battle of Hamel
14 Battle of Abu Tellul
15 Second Battle of the Marne
18 Battle of Soissons
21 Attack on Orleans

August[edit]

8 Battle of Amiens
27 Battle of Ambos Nogales
31 Battle of Mont St. Quentin

September[edit]

12 Battle of Havrincourt
12 Battle of Saint-Mihiel
18 Battle of Epehy
19 Battle of Megiddo
26 Battle of the Argonne Forest
27 Battle of the Canal du Nord
29 Battle of St. Quentin Canal

October[edit]

8 Battle of Cambrai
17 Battle of the Selle
23 Battle of Vittorio Veneto
23 Battle of Sharqat

November[edit]

4 Second Battle of the Sambre
5 Battle of the Negroes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/all.htm - comprehensive list of battles.
  2. http://www.spartacus-educational.com/FWWbattles.htm - supporting information and list of battles.
  3. http://uktv.co.uk/history/item/aid/595496
  4. Britannica Encyclopaedia - detailed information on many of the more significant battles.
  5. http://www.guidedbattlefieldtours.co.uk/education-resource/ - detailed information of battles