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‘Nancy’ the 4th Regiment Mascot of the South African Forces

‘Nancy’ the 4th Regiment Mascot of the South African Forces. Delville Wood. 17 February 1918. The story of Nancy is quite extraordinary. Nancy is the only animal in military history to be accorded full funeral honours and one of only

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Delville Wood – We Will Remember Them

To all former South African Veterans, a unique band of brothers. To those who made the supreme sacrifice, those that have since passed on and to those of us who just grow older, WE SALUTE YOU. In honour and memory

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Delville Wood

The Battle of the Somme: Battle of Delville Wood, 15 July – 3 September 1916 Following the successful dawn attack of 14 July the newly won British line formed a ‘salient’ the right side of which was threatened by Delville

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Honour of Private Beleza Myengwa re-internment at Delville Wood

The South African Veterans and French Veterans form the honour guard at the War Memorial in Delville Wood and lower the veteran association standards in honour of Private Beleza Myengwa, a South African Native Labour Corps soldier, who on the

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Drum Dead Service After Delville Wood

Another WW1 image of the drum head service after Delville Wood as a reminder of what South Africans have sacrificed ahead of Remembrance Day. This was the South African Brigade’s Memorial Service, Delville Wood, 17 February 1918 in honour of

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