From: 15 July 2018 at 10:30 AM

Until: 15 July 2018 at 13:00 PM

Location: Louis Trichardt


On Sunday, 15 July, a number of wreaths will be laid at the MOTHs Turbi Hills Shellhole in Louis Trichardt to commemorate the battle of Delville Wood and to pay tribute to the South African soldiers who lost their lives during this battle.

The Battle of the Somme occurred between 1 July and 18 November 1916 and is described as one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

More than one million men were wounded or killed on the banks of the river Somme in France.

Among the soldiers killed and injured were more than 2 400 South Africans who fought for control over a small piece of land in the northeast of France, called Delville Wood.

The ceremony at Turbi Hills Shellhole at 66 Burger Street will start at 10:30 for 11:00. Residents who had family members or close friends who were involved in this battle are welcome to participate in the event.

For more information, Alan Odendaal can be contacted at 083 660 2472.

Contact Person: Alan Odendaal

Tel: 083 660 2472

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