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Hi all, I'm researching British and German units in the battle for Montauban (Bernafay Wood); how many killed, captured, wounded and missing had BRIR 6 and IR 62; there are some informations for example how many Germans were killed in the battle for "La Briqueterie" or "Brickworks" on 1st july, during the bloodiest day in British Army history.

 

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I've no overall figures but did include some extracts from the account of Leutnant Busl, of 6 BRIR, in my history of 17th Manchesters. He notes that, before the British entered Montauban "about two thirds of the platoon of 6 NCOs and 56 men were dead".

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There are printed histories for both Regiments, you should be able to obtain them through your local library.

 

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So John were killed about 40 soldiers... I read that British captured many Germans of IR62 and there were also the colonel regiment's commander and staff officers. So killed were about 50

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  • 4 months later...

There were significant counter-attacks @9pm on 1st July and early moring of 2nd July.  There will have been significant German losses as they were repelled from the north side of the village.  I guess at 100s.

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