DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY

Maricourt, Somme

Cyril Oscar WHITELAW

Grave I.F.14.

Son of George and Ellen Whitelaw of Ixopo, Natal. Husband of Mary Josephine Whitelaw of 150, Gordon Rd, Berea, Durban, SA. Also served in German SW Africa and in Egypt. (Source C.W.G.C.).

The date on the grave stone is wrong. Died of wounds on the 9th July 1916.

On the 8th July 1916, two companies of the 2nd S.A.I. relieved elements of the 27th Infantry Brigade in Bernafay Wood (12th Royal Scots and 6th K.O.S.B.). On the 9th July, an additional company of the 2nd S.A.I. took over the S.E. corner of Bernafay Wood from a company of the 6th K.O.S.B.