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Visit of Delville Wood


Private Beleza MYENGWA GRAVE

Credit photo : ©laude PAUL

On Sunday 6th July 2014, during a ceremony attended by the South African Deputy President Mr Cyril RAMAPHOSA, Private MYENGWA's was reburied in a grave built in the courtyard of the Commemorative Museum of Delville Wood.

98th commemoration of the Battle of Delville Wood and reburial of private Beleza Myengwa

A member of the 1st Company of the South African Native Labour Contingent, Private Beleza MYENGWA died on the 27th November 1916 at SA Native General Hospital, soon after his arrival in France and was originally interred in Bleville Communal Cemetery, near Le Havre.

Original grave of Pte Beleza MYENGWA

Private Beleza MYENGWA, from Tsolo (Eastern Cape), was the first fatal casualty of the South African Labour Corps in France.

Inscription on the side of Pte MYENGWAís new resting place.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana DLAMINI-ZUMA, laying a wreath on Private MYENGWAís grave. 4th October 2014.

The South African Secretary for the Defence, Dr. Sam GULUBE, laying a wreath on Private MYENGWAís grave. 18th November 2014.