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Although the village and ridge was a 1st July objective for the 8th Division, the village was not taken until the 25th of July, and the crest of the ridge not until the 5th of August. The 1st and 2nd Australian Divisions respectively were the units which finally gained those objectives, whilst the Australian 4th Division later took Mouquet Farm, not far from here. There were over 23,000 casualties in these actions, and the memorials here and the resonance the name of Pozieres still has for Australians are testament to that. On the 5th of August, Douglas Haig recorded in his diary "The Australians gained all their objectives north of Pozieres and beat off 3 counter-attacks. A fine piece of work."