Western Front Timeline

Events

Australian troops began transfering to the Western Front

March 15, 1916

Battle of the Somme begins

July 1, 1916

5th Australian Division attacks at Fromelles, France

July 19, 1916 - July 20, 1916

The Somme Offensive ceases

November 19, 1916

Australian forces pursue the German withdrawal beyond the Somme

March 18, 1917

3rd and 4th Australian Divisions attack in the battle of Messines

June 7, 1917 - June 14, 1917

Australians enter the battle of Menin Road

September 20, 1917

Australians in the battle of Polygon Wood

September 26, 1917

Australians in the battle of Broodseinde

October 4, 1917

Australians attack in the battle of Poelcappelle

October 9, 1917

Australians in the battle of Passchendaele

October 12, 1917

Australian artillery and Australian Flying Corps take part in the battle of Cambrai

November 20, 1917

Australian forces hold back offensives at Hébuterne, Dernancourt, Morlancourt and Villers-Bretonneux

March 26, 1918 - April 5, 1918

Australians repel Germans at Villers-Bretonneux

April 24, 1918 - April 25, 1918

Australian Corps spearheads the battle of Amiens

August 8, 1918

Australian forces take the Hindenburg Outpost Line

September 18, 1918

Australian and US forces penetrate the Hindenburg Line

September 19, 1918 - October 4, 1918

The Armistice is signed, ending the war

November 11, 1918