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Which Corp was the 50th Division Attached 1918


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Anyone advise where I could find a list of the Divisions and to which Corp they were attached to ? I have tried everywhere and am having no luck

 

I am specifically looking for the 50th Div 1918

 

Thanks

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Search for "Orbat".

(Order of Battle)

In July, 50th Division were in XXII Corps according to this old thread:

 

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AC00

 

Divisions might move between corps relatively regularly. Corps were generally stationary and covered sectors of the front. Divisions joined different corps as they went in or out of the line on different areas of the front. 50 Division fought in the Somme area with Fifth Army in March 1918; in the area of Ypres in April and on the Aisne in May 1918. Each would likely have been with a different corps. There are orders of battle at the National Archives for British forces in France which give this month on month but these are no longer available digitally - https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4558621. The would also likely not include changes within each month.

 

I fear you may need to narrow down a specific date or month or let forum members know what aspect of the division or what battalion you are researching; they can then help you better. 

 

Kind regards

 

Colin

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As Colin mentions, a date might be useful.

 

50th were in various Corps in 1918

 

Pick your date or find and purchase History of the Great War, Order of Battle by Major A. F. Becke, part 4 covers Army Council, G.H.Q.'s, Armies and Corps.

 

Andy

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Placing a division with a corps can be difficult even when you have the ORBAT. Divisions could move through multiple corps within short periods.

 

When the ORBAT fails me I trawl through (in your case) the 50th Div. diary for the time frame until I see a few references to the same corps. These could be visits by corps commander, Corps Orders or which corps the division sent copies of paperwork to.

TEW

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Following on from last post. They started 1918 in VIII Corps. Possibly XVII Corps by September.

TEW

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50 Div 1918:

 

21-23 March , Fifth Army Reserve on 21.3.18 then XIX Corps, 5th Army. - Battle of St Quentin

 

23 March- Actions at Somme Crossings, XIX Corps

 

26-27 March - Battle of Rosiers, XIX Corp.

 

9-11 April - Battle of Estaires - XV Corps , 1st Army.

 

12 April - Battle of Hazebrouck - XV Corps, 1st Army.

 

28 April, IX Corps (under 6th French Army). 6th May took over Beaurieux from 51st (French) Division.

 

27 May -  6 June - Battle of the Aisne, IX Corps  attached 6th French Army.

 

1 October - Battle of St Quentin Canal, XIII Corps , 4th Army.

 

3-5 October - Battle of Beaurevoir Lone, XIII Corps.

 

8 October - Battle of Cambrai XIII Corps, 4th Army.

 

11-12 October - Pursuit to the Selle XIII Corps , 1st Army.

 

17-18 October - Battle of the Selle, XIII Corps, 4th Army.

 

4 November - Battle of the Sambre, XIII Corps, 4th Army.

 

Source; Order of Battle of Divisions, Major A. F. Becke, Part 2a

 

TR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for all the info

 

Terry I do not suppose you could give me the Corp for the 50th in 1917 ? 

 

Allan

 

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11 hours ago, AC00 said:

 

Terry I do not suppose you could give me the Corp for the 50th in 1917 ? 

 

Allan

 

50 Div 1917:

 

11-14 April - First battle of the Scarpe , XVIII Corps until 11 April then VII Corps , 5th Army.

 

13-15 April - Capture of Wancourt Ridge, VII Corps

 

23 - 24 April - Second Battle of the Scarpe, VII Corps.

 

26 Oct - 9 November - Second Battle of Passchendaele. XIV Corps until 20 October, then XIX Corps.

 

TR

 

 

 

 

 

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