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ANNUAL CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM

Friday 7 December 2018 - 16.00

 

2019 OPENING

Tuesday 5 February 2019 - 10.00

 

Please note that from now on, Route de Ginchy is now called Rue de l'Afrique du Sud.

All correspondences to the South African National Memorial of Delville Wood should be addressed as :

South African National Memorial

5 rue de l'Afrique du Sud

80360 LONGUEVAL

France

 

Reminder : The Museum is closed on Mondays

 

LAST UPDATES (5th December 2018)

TRIBUTE TO SOUTH AFRICAN SOLDIERS FALLEN AT HESTRUD ON THE 10th AND 11th NOVEMBER 1918

11th NOVEMBER 2018

THE LAST SHOTS

10th and 11th november 1918

The last two days of battle of the South African Brigade.

Cemeteries & Memorials

Updated in 2018

Hestrud Churchyard

Visit of Mr E. MLAMBO, Chairperson of the Joint standing Committee on Defence in the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

12th NOVEMBER 2018

Visit of Mr Kgalema MOTLANTHE, former President of South Africa

14th SEPTEMBER 2018

Memorial Wall Register

(In progress, last update 5/08/2018)

102nd COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD

8th JULY 2018

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT ARQUES-LA-BATAILLE

6th JULY 2018

Last private donations

Helmet flashes of South African units in German South West Africa and in German East Africa

100th COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD

12th JULY 2016

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT ARQUES-LA-BATAILLE

8th JULY 2016

Memorial Wall

99th COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD

5th JULY 2015

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT ARQUES-LA-BATAILLE

3rd JULY 2015

EXTRACTS FROM ECHOES OF WAR (1915-1918)

Memoirs of Geoffrey George LAWRENCE (1st S.A.I.)

VISIT OF Dr SAM GULUBE, SOUTH AFRICAN SECRETARY FOR THE DEFENCE

18th NOVEMBER 2014

GRAVE OF PRIVATE BELEZA MYENGWA

COMMEMORATIVE MUSEUM OF DELVILLE WOOD

VISIT OF H.E. Dr NKOSAZANA DLAMINI-ZUMA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION.

4th OCTOBER 2014

98th COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD AND REBURIAL OF PRIVATE BELEZA MYENGWA

6th JULY 2014

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT ARQUES-LA-BATAILLE

4th JULY 2014

TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA

14th DECEMBER 2013

Company Sergeant Major ROBERT FRANCIS RYDER

Killed in action in Delville Wood on the 15th July 1916

97th COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD

7th JULY 2013

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT ARQUES-LA-BATAILLE

5th JULY 2013

REBURIAL OF THREE SOUTH AFRICAN SOLDIERS - TYNE COT

9th JULY 2013

2012 COMMEMORATIONS

Arques-la-Bataille

Delville Wood

British Delville Wood / Longueval Roll of Honour (5966 names)

DOWNLOAD SECTION

C.W.G.C. booklet - Combat in and over Delville Wood - Delville Wood "floppy map" - Delville Wood booklet - Delville Wood Cemetery "floppy map" - Delville Wood Museum booklet - Ulundi to Delville Wood (biography of Major-General LUKIN) - The story of the 1st Cape Corps - History of the South African Forces in France, 1914-1918

Poem At Delville, by R.E. VERNEDE.

Renovation works of the statue of Castor and Pollux

The 1st Royal Berkshire in Longueval and Delville Wood - 24th/28th July then 4th/5th August 1916

The 8th Black Watch in Longueval and Delville Wood - 14/21 July 1916

Letter from Lance Corporal Frederick Charles LEE (3rd S.A.I.)

Arques-la-Bataille British Cemetery (Pictures gallery)

The 66th East Lancashire Division in September-October 1918

Battle Honours of the South African Forces - First World War

Extracts of the memoirs of Arthur Betteridge

Extracts of the diary of Private Giddy

Delville Wood covered in snow 

The 9th (Scottish) Division on the 14th July 1916

German Infantry in Delville Wood, Longueval and Waterlot Farm

Some Polo helmet badges - WW2

Native Military Corps Roll of Honour - WW2

South Africans buried or commemorated in France, 1939-1945

The 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Delville Wood, 20th/21st July 1916

South African Roll of Honour HMS Cornwall / HMS Dorsetshire

1914-1918 Roll of Honour of the South African Heavy Artillery

 

South African Delville Wood Rollcall