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Commemorations: 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Delville Wood

Commemorations: 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Delville Wood

Sunday 9 July 2017 - From 10h00 to 12h00

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 at 10am
The ceremony will begin with the unveiling of a plaque renaming "Rue de Ginchy" "Rue de l'Afrique du Sud" by the South African Ambassador for France and the Mayor of Longueval in remembrance of all the South Africans who served in the Great War.
Please visit www.delvillewood.com for more information.
 


 

Organiser: 
South African Memorial and Museum
+ 33 (0)3 22 85 02 17
Venue of event: 
Delville Wood
- Longueval