Mametz and Mametz Wood

Mametz and Mametz Wood are in France occupying a commanding position in the Department of the Somme some 5 miles from the town of Albert.  The village was captured by British troops on 1st July 1916, the wood was captured between 10th and 12th July  as part of the Brish offensive during the Battle of the Somme.

Bothe the village and the wood were lost to the German Spring Offensive in March 1918 and recaptured in the Allied offensive in the autumn.