British Army

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Notable Position Person From To
General Henry Clinton 1751 1793


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Architect Historic Camden Revolutionary War Restoration Camden
Architect Crown Point Road:Socialborough South Line to Otter Creek Crossing Clarendon
Architect Crown Point Road:Stevens Site South Road Segment Proctor
1814/08/24 British troops enjoy feasting on White House food using the presidential silverware and china before burning the President's House. Belligerent The White House Washington, DC Battle of Bladensburg
1815/06/18 Led by allied commanders, the Duke of Wellington and General von Blucher, the Seventh Coalition (troops from Prussia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick and Nassau) battle troops of the First French Empire. British Army Waterloo Battlefield Waterloo
1916/07/01 At 7:30 am, shrill of whistles single 100,000 British soldiers to climb out of the trenches and charge across no-man's-land against the German 2nd Army of General Fritz von Below. Combatant Battle of the Somme
1916/07/01 Believing that more men would volunteer if they could fight alongside friends and co-workers, the British Army encouraged the formation of "pals battalions". In 30 minutes, 584 of the 720 members of the Accrington Pals Battalion are killed or wounded. Combatant Battle of the Somme
1916/07/01 The first day of the Battle is the worst in the British Army's history, 19,240 died. Officers below Major died at a higher rate than private soldiers did, with 60 percent of British officers who were involved on the first day losing their lives. Combatant Somme Battle of the Somme
1916/07/01 Bloodiest single day in the history of the British Army - of 120,000 Allied troops from the UK, Australia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Newfoundland and Canada nearly 20,000 were killed, most of them in the first hour, and 37,000 were wounded. Combatant Battle of the Somme
1916/09/15 British deploy 32 Mark I tanks at Flers-Courcelette. Crewed by eight, the armored vehicles moved at 3 mph, suffered mechanical breakdowns, had difficulty maneuvering over the battle terrain and were susceptible to enemy grenades and armor-piercing rifles. Combatant Battle of the Somme
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