103rd commemorative service for Battle of Delville Wood

2019-07-17 06:00
Members of the South African Legion, Moths, defence force units as well as families of the soldiers who died in the battle of Delville Wood during World War 1 were in attendance during the commemorative service on Sunday.PHOTO: byrone athman

Members of the South African Legion, Moths, defence force units as well as families of the soldiers who died in the battle of Delville Wood during World War 1 were in attendance during the commemorative service on Sunday.PHOTO: byrone athman

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THE Pietermaritzburg community along with the South African Legion, the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (Moth), families of the fallen soldiers of the Battle of Dellville Wood as well as defence units all came together on Sunday to pay their respects and give tribute to their fallen heroes in the 103rd commemorative service of the Dellville Wood Battle during World War 1.

Various members of the public came together at the tribute sight where a cross was formed from the wood that was brought back by the surviving soldiers on Leinster Road at 11 am where a service was held.

The cross is said to weep sap every year since its formation over a century ago from the end of June till the end of July with no rational explanation for this found yet.

SA Legion and Moth member Dean Arnold said that the day is always very important and special to all and that they would continue to honour the fallen soldiers for years to come.

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