British Third Army

First World War

The Third Army was part of the British Army during World War I
British Army during World War I
The British Army during World War I fought the largest and most costly war in its long history. Unlike the French and German Armies, its units were made up exclusively of volunteers—as opposed to conscripts—at the beginning of the conflict...

 and was formed in France on 13 July 1915. The battles it took part in on the Western Front included:
  • Battle of the Somme
  • Battle of Cambrai
  • Second Battle of Arras
    Battle of Arras (1917)
    The Battle of Arras was a British offensive during the First World War. From 9 April to 16 May 1917, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Newfoundland, and Australian troops attacked German trenches near the French city of Arras on the Western Front....

     (April 1917)
  • Battle of Passchendale
  • Battle of Amiens (August 1918)


  • General Edmund Allenby
    Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
    Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby GCB, GCMG, GCVO was a British soldier and administrator most famous for his role during the First World War, in which he led the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the conquest of Palestine and Syria in 1917 and 1918.Allenby, nicknamed...

     (23 October 1915 – 9 June 1917)
  • General Sir Julian Byng
    Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy
    Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation....

    (9 June 1917 – 11 November 1918)
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