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Battle of Delville Wood soldiers remembered

The City’s Deputy Mayor Alderman Eddie Andrews, delivered a speech at the Dellville Wood Memorial Garden at the Company’s Garden in Cape Town, in honour of the memory of South Africans who lost their lives in the Battle of Delville Wood, one of the earliest battles of World War 1. The war battle took place in 1916 in France and about 3000 Allied soldiers, most of them from South Africa, took part in the battle and at the end of the battle only 775 remained. Read more below:

‘The men were in a fierce and deadly battle and today are remembered for their relentless courage. They fought until the end. Sadly, most of them lost their lives and were buried where they died.

It’s been over 100 years since the battle but we still remember the young men as they were the true epitome of strength and resilience.

They may be long gone but their spirit of courage is still with us,’ said the Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment,’Alderman Eddie Andrews.

Source: City Of Cape Town