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William Frederick Faulds VC. MC.

Private William Frederick Faulds (19/02/1895 – 16/02/1950), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Battle of Delville Wood on 18 July 1916. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 September 1916, Supplement: 29740, Page: 8870 reads: “For most, … Continue reading

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Delville Wood Cross at St John’s College, Houghton

St John’s College in Houghton has a rich history and tradition of military service, and as a result memorials to masters and boys of the college are very prevalent at the school.  I was fortunate enough to visit on two … Continue reading

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South African Roll of Honour: Union Buildings, Pretoria.

These photographs were taken in September 2009 and in 2012 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Sadly, like so many things in South Africa it had been vandalised. In 2009 I noted that plaques had been prised off the wall … Continue reading

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Delville Wood Memorial in Pretoria

My late maternal grandfather was a Delville Wood survivor, having been wounded on the 18th of July 1916. He never really spoke much about his experience at the battle, and if he had I probably would not have been able … Continue reading

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Cosy Corner Wall of Remembrance

The Cosy Corner MOTH Shellhole Wall of Remembrance. When I originally saw what was left of the The Garden of Remembrance in Brakpan in 2007, I could just throw up my hands in dismay at what I then called “The … Continue reading

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