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Battle of Ginchy

9 September 1916
Ginchy, France
Date: 9 September 1916
Location: Ginchy, France
Result: Indecisive
: United Kingdom

Main battles in small caps and other engagements below: Albert - Bazentin Ridge - Delville Wood - Pozix¨res Ridge - Guillemont - Ginchy - Flers-Courcelette - Morval - Thiepval Ridge - Transloy Ridges - Ancre Heights - Ancre

Montauban - Mametz - Fricourt - Contalmaison - la Boiselle - Gommecourt - Longueval - Trx´nes Wood - Ovillers - Fromelles - High Wood - Mouquet Farm - Martinpuich - Combles- Lesboeufs - Gueudecourt - Eaucourt l'Abbaye - le Sars - Butte de Warlencourt- Schwaben - Stuff Redoubts - Regina Trench - Beaumont Hamel

The Battle of Ginchy took place on 9 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme when the United Kingdom 16th (Irish) Division captured the German-held village of Ginchy. However the Irish Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered heavy casualties in the process. Indeed of the two attacking brigades, the 47th Brigade (8th Battalion) failed completely, encountering enemy defences unaffected by the British bombardment whose shelling kept falling short into no-mans land. The seven Irish battalions chiefly involved in the fighting lost eight officers and 220 men killed, six officers and sixty-one men in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

In terms of the Somme fighting, the attack was highly successful with the village being taken on the first attempt. The Irish took the well fortified village in an hour. A London newspaper headlined How the Irish took Ginchy - Splendid daring of the Irish troops

For the Germans the loss of Ginchy deprived them of their strategic observation posts overlooking the entire battlefield.

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