XV Corps (United Kingdom)

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XV Corps
Active 1915–18
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Field corps
Part of Fourth Army

World War I[1]

XV Corps was a British infantry corps during World War I.

World War I

XV Corps was formed in Egypt on 9 December 1915 and then reformed in France on 22 April 1916 under Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Horne.[1] It took part in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.[1]

Order of battle on 11 November 1918

Prior to the armistice, the corps halted on the Schelde on 10 November 1918. It was composed of the following units, the 36th Division having been transferred from the X Corps on 9 November 1918:[2]

General Officers Commanding

Commanders included:


  1. ^ a b c d Baker, Chris. "The British Corps of 1914-1918". The Long, Long Trail: The British Army of 1914-1918. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  2. ^ Watson, Graham (29 September 2011). "British Second Army, 11th November 1918". Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Henry Horne at Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  4. ^ a b John Du Cane at Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
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