Theatres of War - WWI - Mount Sorrel (1916)
Below is some information on the battle of Mount Sorrel. Were your ancestors part of the battle? It also includes the regiments involved in the battle of Mount Sorrel with some suggested websites that may be of interest in researching your ancestors or genealogy in general.
Description: The battle of Mount Sorrel was fought between the German empire and an alliance of Britain and Canada in June 1916. It took near Ypres, Belgium, in the Ypres salient. The Germans, observing the build-up of troops and resources at the Somme, aimed to capture Mount Sorrel to pin down as many allies as possible. Initially successful, the allies were pushed back. Their followed a failed attempt by the allies to regain the position before major artillery bombardment and an advance took back the previously lost territory. The Germans tried to counter-attack but failed. The result was a draw with approximately 8,000 allied casualties and losses.
Infantry regiments involved:
- Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (32nd & 46th)
- Durham Light Infantry (68th & 106th)
- King's Liverpool (8th)
- King's Own Yorkshire Infantry
- King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th)
- King's Shropshire Light Infantry (53rd & 85th)
- Prince Albert Light Infantry Somersetshire (13th)
- Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade
- Scotch Rifles (Cameronians) (28th & 90th)
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