The Final Advance in Artois

The Final Advance in Artois, 2 October – 11 November 1918. First and Fifth Armies continue the advance in the Artois region, liberating the French coalfields, Lens and Douai.

First Army (Horne)
VIII Corps (Hunter-Weston)

8th Division, which captured Douai on 8 October
12th (Eastern) Division
52nd (Lowland) Division
58th (2/1st London) Division (transferred to I Corps/Fifth Army on 14 October).

Fifth Army (Birdwood)
I Corps (Holland)

15th (Scottish) Division
16th (Irish) Division
55th (West Lancashire) Division (transferred to III Corps on 8 October)
58th (2/1st London) Division (transferred from VIII Corps/First Army on 14 October).
III Corps (Butler)
55th (West Lancashire) Division (transferred from I Corps on 8 October)
74th (Yeomanry) Division (transferred from XI Corps on 8 October)
XI Corps (Haking)
47th (2nd London) Division
57th (2nd West Lancashire) Division
61st (2nd South Midland) Division
74th (Yeomanry) Division (transferred to III Corps on 8 October).

British horse-drawn transport column crossing a temporary bridge over a canal in Douai, 27 October 1918. Douai was occupied on 17 October. Imperial War Museum image Q7155

British horse-drawn transport column crossing a temporary bridge over a canal in Douai, 27 October 1918. Douai was occupied on 17 October. Imperial War Museum image Q7155

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