Ovillers Military Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 5, 2020

On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 8th Division attacked Ovillers and the 34th Division La Boisselle.

The villages were not captured, but ground was won between them and to the south of La Boisselle. On 4 July, the 19th (Western) Division cleared La Boisselle and on 7 July the 12th (Eastern) and 25th Divisions gained part of Ovillers, the village being cleared by the 48th (South Midland) Division on 17 July. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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