Commemorations: 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Delville Wood
The South Africans fought their first major battles on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme. On 15 July, the Brigade comprising 121 officers and 3032 men, was met by intense fighting in Delville Wood, Longueval. When they were relieved on 20 July, the South African troops had lost more than 2500 men.
A ceremony for the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Delville Wood will be held on Sunday 9th July 2016
Please visit www.delvillewood.com for more information.