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Delville Wood cemetery was made after the Armistice, when graves were brought in from a few small cemeteries and isolated sites, and from the battlefields.

Almost all of the burials date from July, August and September 1916.

There are now 5,523 burials and commemorations of the First World War in this cemetery. 3,593 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 27 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Other special memorials record the names of three soldiers buried in Courcelette Communal Cemetery German Extension, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

Amongst the burials here is Serjeant Albert Gill, VC, 1st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action 27/07/1916, plot IV. C. 3.




Opposite the cemetery stands the South African National Memorial.

Originally intended as a memorial to the South African servicemen who served and died in all theatres during the First World War, this was later extended to include the Second World War and the Korean War.
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Delville Wood. 1. F.

Delville Wood cemetery was made after the Armistice, when graves were brought in from a few small cemeteries and isolated sites, and from the battlefields.

Almost all of the burials date from July, August and September 1916.

There are now 5,523 burials and commemorations of the First World War in this cemetery. 3,593 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 27 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Other special memorials record the names of three soldiers buried in Courcelette Communal Cemetery German Extension, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

Amongst the burials here is Serjeant Albert Gill, VC, 1st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action 27/07/1916, plot IV. C. 3.




Opposite the cemetery stands the South African National Memorial.

Originally intended as a memorial to the South African servicemen who served and died in all theatres during the First World War, this was later extended to include the Second World War and the Korean War.
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