|Active||World War I|
|Part of||Third Army|
The British XVII Corps was a British infantry corps during World War I.
History[edit | edit source]
British XVII Corps was formed in France in January 1916 under Lieutenant General Julian Byng. In April 1917 the Corps attacked to the east of Arras near the River Scarpe but became bogged down in rain and snow. However the Corps held the line at Arras, continued to hold it through into 1918 and then broke the main Hindenburg Line at its strongest point in September 1918.
General Officers Commanding[edit | edit source]
- January 1916 - May 1916 Lieutenant-General Sir Julian Byng
- May 1916 - November 1918 Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Fergusson
References[edit | edit source]
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