The Australian Corps in France and Flanders

On 31 December 1917 I Anzac Corps was renamed the Australian Corps.

Headquarters locations

  • On formation: FlĂȘtre
  • 3 April 1918: Bernaville
  • 5 April 1918: Villers-Bocage
  • 6 May 1918: Bertangles
  • 13 August 1918: Glisy
  • 31 August 1918: MĂ©ricourt
  • 11 September 1918: Belloy Wood
  • 10 October 1918: Eu
  • 11 November 1918: Le Cateau
  • 1 December 1918: Avesnes
  • 11 December 1918: Ham-sur-Heure

Commanding Officers

Lieutenant-General Sir William Riddell Birdwood (to 31 May 1918)
31 May 1918: Major-General John Monash (Lieutenant-General 1 June; knighted 12 August 1918)

Australian War memorial photograph A02697, with thanks. Sir John Monash led the corps through the final battles of the Hundred Days Offensive” from August 1918 onwards.

Battles and Engagements

The Battles Nomenclature Committee of 1921 defined the Australian Corps as participating in the following:

Fourth Army

The Actions of Villers-Bretonneux (24-25 April 1918)

The capture of Hamel (4 July 1918)

The Battle of Amiens (8-11 August 1918)

The Second Battles of the Somme, 1918:

The Battle of Albert (21-23 August 1918)

The Second Battle of Bapaume (31 August – 3 September 1918)

The Battles of the Hindenburg Line:

The Battle of the St. Quentin Canal (29 September – 2 October 1918, in which I Anzac took command of II American Corps)

The Battle of Beaurevoir (3-5 October 1918)

Links

The British Corps headquarters in France and Flanders

I Anzac Corps

II Anzac Corps