DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Somme, France

Garnet Ewart OVERTON

Grave III.H.8.

Son of Harry William and Martha Cornelia Overton, of 5, Mayor Avenue, Benoni, Transvaal (Source : C.W.G.C.).

Was of the last South African group relieved on the 20th July 1916 in Delville Wood.

3rd S.A.I., B Coy

Died on the 19th October 1916 of wounds received in front the Butte de Warlencourt. In the night of the 12-13th October, the 3rd S.A.I. relieved the 2nd and 4th S.A.I. which had suffered heavily during the attack on Snag and Tail Trenches. A new trench (Pearse's Trench) was dug and a patrol was sent on reconnaissance on The Pimple in the hands of the Germans. On the 14th October, the B Coy took The Pimple and a considerable part of the German communication trench. The B Coy was relieved by the A Coy in the night of the 15-16th October. The casualties of the 3rd S.A.I. amounted to 38 men.