The Western Front Today - Delville Wood Cemetery

Sited opposite the Delville Wood South African Memorial, Delville Wood cemetery in Longueval contains 5,493 burials of which some two-thirds are unknown.

151 burials are of South African troops.

The cemetery comprises burials concentrated from ten (possibly more) Somme battlefield cemeteries following the war.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Somme, Leo Cooper 2000

A 'corkscrew' was a metal post for supporting a wire entanglement, with a twisted base enabling it to be screwed into the ground, removing the need for a hammer, the use of which could attract enemy fire.

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