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The Third Army was a field army of the British Army during World War I that saw active service on the Western Front throughout the war.

Third Army
3rd Army WW1.svg
3rd Army formation badge.
Active1915–1919
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
TypeField army
EngagementsBattle of the Somme
Battle of Arras
Battle of Cambrai
Battle of Passchendaele
Battle of Amiens
Hundred Days Offensive
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Edmund Allenby
Sir Julian Byng

First World WarEdit

The Third Army was part of the British Army during World War I and was formed in France on 13 July 1915, under the command of Lieutenant-General Charles Monro.[1]

During August 1915 the Third Army took over trench line south of the French Tenth Army, which had to keep in position for the forthcoming autumn offensive. This made the Third Army geographically separate from the other British Armies for the time being.[2] This remained the case until early 1916, when the French Tenth Army was redeployed because of French losses at Verdun and the British Fourth Army was formed.

The battles it took part in on the Western Front included:

Order of BattleEdit

CommandersEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ "The British Armies of 1914-1918 - The Long, Long Trail". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ Holmes 2004, p294
  3. ^ Burton, Pierre, Marching as to war, 2001, Toronto
  4. ^ Harper, Glyn, 1958- (2007). Dark journey. Auckland [N.Z.]: HarperCollins Publishers. p. 525. ISBN 9781869505790. OCLC 174060842.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
Bibliography
  • Holmes, Richard (2004). The Little Field Marshal: A Life of Sir John French. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-84614-0.