Unit History: British Corps
Formed in Gallipoli as the British Army Corps in May 1915, and designated VIII Corps in June 1915. Commanded by Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston. Moved to France in March 1916. Had major responsibility for failure of northern sector of British offensive on the Somme, 1st July 1916, and was never again responsible for a major offensive. Disbanded in June 1918.
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