Definitions for "Fourth Army"
Keywords:  somme, rawlinson, army, fought, henry
British army division that, under the command of Henry Rawlinson (1864-1925), led the main attack on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916.
The Fourth Army was a field army of the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War. The Fourth Army was formed on 5 February 1916 under the command of General Sir Henry Rawlinson to carry out the main British contribution to the Battle of the Somme.
The German Fourth Army was a field army that fought in World War II.