17 November 2012

Somerset East : War Memorial

After visiting the Somerset East Dutch Reformed Church we drove down Nojoli Street to the Delville Wood Memorial.  My husband loves history and specializes in military history and we always visit the war memorials in each town we visit.
Somerset East has a beautiful monument originally erected to the memory of the brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War of 1914 – 1918.  Later more names were added and now it is a memorial for Somersetters who died in the First and Second World Wars.













 
( I cannot find out why this monument is called the Delville Wood Memorial.  I know that a lot of South African soldiers died during the Battle of Delville Wood but I can’t find any reference to link this memorial to the battle.  If somebody knows more about this, please let me know the reason. )

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