Delville Wood remembered

SHATTERED FOREST: A photograph of the trench lines in Deville Wood during World War 1

ON July 15 1916, the South African Brigade, having taken the village of Longueval, advanced into the adjacent Delville Wood to clear it of the German Soldiers entrenched there.

Over the following six days the heroic, bitter struggle left only 755 survivors from the original 3 153 soldiers who fought there.

[The] struggle left only 755 survivors from the original 3 153 soldiers

This Sunday, July 16, at 3pm, the local Moth (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) Shellhole behind the Port Alfred Ski-boat Club will be holding a Remembrance Parade. This is to honour the South Africans who fought at the Battle of Delville Wood.

Read more in this week’s Talk of the Town.

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