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17th Army Corps


MelPack

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A couple of questions that I would appreciate some help with.

 

Where were the headquarters of the 17th Corps under Lt. General Sir Charles Ferguson located between May 1916- May 1917 and which Divisions were under the command of the 17th Corps during the Battle of Arras?

 

Thanks.

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From Becke's Order of Battle of Divisions:

 

"In March 1916 the Third Army (VI, VII and XVII Corps)  moved northward and took over the Arras Front from the French Tenth Army; and in this rearrangement the XVII Corps (25th, 46th and 51st Divisions), between the 14th-30th March, took over the northern sector of the Army Front, from Roclincourt - Cabaret Rouge (Givenchy-en-Gohelle) from the French XII Corps.  XVII Corps Headquarters now opened at Marieux.

 

Thence forward and until the Advance to Victory in 1918, XVII Corps served on the Arras Front.

 

9-14 April 1917     First Battle of the Scarpe - 4th, 9th, 34th and 51st Divs; with 8 Tanks, 7 Coy C Bn Tank Bde, Third Army

 

23 & 24 April         Second Battle of the Scarpe. - 37th and 51st Divisions , and 103 Bde (34 Div - with 51st Div); together with 2 tanks, 1st Tank Bde - Third Army.

 

28 & 29 April        Battle of Arleux - 34 and 37 Divs (Third Army)

 

3 & 4 May             Third Battle of the Scarpe -   4th and 9th Divs; with 17th Div in Reserve - Third Army. 

 

13 - 16 May         Capture and Defence of Roeux - 17 and 51st Divs - Third Army."

 

TR

 

 

   

Edited by Terry_Reeves
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Terry

 

Marvellous! That is just what I needed.

 

Many thanks.

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