DELVILLE WOOD

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTRY BRIGADE

ROLLCALL ON THE 14th JULY 1916

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Private Frank B. RAAFF

3rd SAI, C Coy - attached Trench Mortar Battery

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

Lance Corporal J. RAE

4th SAI - Wounded

Lance Corporal Norman E. RAE

4th SAI, D Coy

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

Mentioned in War Office Communiqués later in the War

Private W. RAE

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Private Edward Warwick RAFTER

2nd SAI - Killed on the 19th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Private J.R. RAINE

2nd SAI

Private G.T.M. RAINIER

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private M. RALPHS

2nd SAI

Private Michael RANDALL

4th SAI

Private William Lucas RANDALL

4th SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private William Robert Hood RANKIN

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Died of wounds (as Corporal) on the 26th March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Private Harold Cuthbert RAPHAEL

1st SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Serre Road Cemetery N°1)

Brother of Private Stanley Francis Raphael.

Corporal Stanley Francis RAPHAEL

1st SAI - Died of wounds on the 24th July (La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie)

Brother of Private Harold Cuthbert Raphael.

Private D.C. RATCLIFFE

2nd SAI

Recommanded for a mention in despatches for his conduct at Delville Wood (no retained)

Killed in action near Arras on the 14th April 1917 (Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private E.V. RATHBONE

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Private W.J. RAUTENBACH

3rd SAI - Declared missing in action on the 1st August (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J.H. RAVENSCROFT

1st SAI

Recommanded for a mention in despatches for his conduct at Delville Wood (no retained)

Private H.G. RAW

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private Ronald Talson Murray RAWBONE

1st SAI, D Coy - Wounded on the 15th July

Declared medically unfit

Private J.H. RAWBOTHAM

2nd SAI

Private J. RAWLINGS

2nd SAI

Private M. RAWLINGS

2nd SAI

Private T.J.B. RAWLINGS

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private RAWSTORN

3rd SAI - attached Trench Mortar Battery

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

Private A. de V. RAYMOND

4th SAI - Wounded

Private L.D. RAYMOND

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 15th July

Private G. RAYNER

Wounded

Private John Sherlock RAYNER

3rd SAI, B Coy - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Corporal G.T. REA

Wounded

Private F.C.J. REABON

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal Thomas Jaffray READ

3rd SAI - Declared missing in action on the 1st August (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Robinson Henry READETT

3rd SAI - Missing in action on the 15th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J.J. REARDON

2nd SAI

Padre J.H. REDINGTON

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private Lionel REDPATH

3rd SAI - Killed on the 15th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Charles Huntley REDWOOD

2nd SAI

Killed in action at Marrieres Wood on the 24th March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Private G.A. REED

2nd SAI

Private W.G. REED

Wounded

Private Bertram Thomas REES

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 19th July

Killed in action at Marrieres Wood on the 24th March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Corporal I. REES

2nd SAI

Private P.D. REES

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private David REID

3rd SAI - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Sergeant Frank Victor Wallace REID

3rd SAI, B Coy - Killed on the 19th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Sergeant Harold REID

4th SAI - Wounded

Mentioned in War Office Communiqués later in the War

Private Thomas Frederick John REID

2nd SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private William REID

2nd SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private W.G. REID

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Harold RENSHAW

2nd SAI - Killed on the 17th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Sergeant Charles Albert RESTALL

2nd SAI, D Coy - Killed on the 15th July (London Cemetery and Extension)

Private P.C.G. REUCK

Wounded

Private E. REUNERT

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Bernard Kenneth REYNOLDS

3rd SAI - Declared missing in action on the 1st August (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Cecil Augustin George REYNOLDS

2nd SAI

Killed in action (as Sergeant) on the 11th April 1918 at Messines (Ypres Menin Gate Memorial)

Private E. REYNOLDS

2nd SAI

Private C.L. RICE

3rd SAI, C Coy

Private Cecil RICE

1st SAI, D Coy

Lance Corporal J.C. RICE

4th SAI - Wounded

Lance Corporal William T. RICH

1st SAI, C Coy, attached Trench Mortar Battery - Wounded on the 18th July

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

Private A.S. RICHARDS

3rd SAI

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

Killed in action on the 18th October 1916 in front the Butte de Warlencourt (Warlencourt British Cemetery)

Private Harold G.H. RICHARDS

1st SAI, D Coy - Wounded on the 18th July

Private P.E. RICHARDS

2nd SAI, B Coy - Taken prisoner on the 18th July

Private A.H. RICHARDSON

Wounded

Private C.E. RICHARDSON

2nd SAI

Private Charles Hammond RICHARDSON

2nd SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private O.D. RICHARDSON

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private T. RICHARDSON

4th SAI, B Coy

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

Private Charles Huggett RICHES

1st SAI - Wounded

Died of wounds on the 10th February 1917 (Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras)

Sergeant E.J. RICHES

2nd SAI

Private A. RICKABY

2nd SAI

Private R.L.A. RICKETTS

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner

Acting Corporal G.J. RIDDLE

4th SAI

Lance Corporal J.F.V. RIDER

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private G.C. RIDGE

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private H.E. RIDLEY

3rd SAI, B Coy

Private B. RIFFKIN

2nd SAI

Private C.P. RILEY

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Private A.J. RISLEY

2nd SAI

Private B. RITCHIE

4th SAI - Wounded

Private C.W. RITCHIE

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal F. RITCHIE

4th SAI

Second Lieutenant F.K.StM. RITCHIE

3rd SAI - Wounded and taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private Arthur RIVES

2nd SAI - Wounded

Killed in action at Gauches Wood on the 22nd March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Private Frank Norman RIVETT

4th SAI, A Coy - Wounded and taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private John ROBB

3rd SAI - Declared missing in action on the 1st August (Thiepval Memorial)

Private R. ROBB

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private A. ROBERTS

3rd SAI, B Coy - Wounded

Private A.E. ROBERTS

2nd SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Private A.H. ROBERTS

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal A.V. ROBERTS

2nd SAI

Private D.J. ROBERTS

2nd SAI

Private G.H. ROBERTS

Medical Services - Wounded

Private Henry John ROBERTS

4th SAI - Killed on the 17th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J.G. ROBERTS

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private N. ROBERTS

2nd SAI

Private Richard Frederick ROBERTS

1st SAI - Died of wounds on the 17th July (Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery)

Private A. ROBERTSON

4th SAI - Wounded

Private B. ROBERTSON

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private E.M. ROBERTSON

2nd SAI

Acting Regimental Sergeant Frank ROBERTSON

4th SAI, A Coy - attached Trench Mortar Battery

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

Later awarded the Military Medal

Private George ROBERTSON

4th SAI - Wounded on the 20th July

Private M. ROBERTSON

4th SAI

Lance Corporal Robert T. ROBERTSON

2nd SAI

Private T. ROBERTSON

4th SAI - Wounded

Sergeant W. ROBERTSON

3rd SAI - Wounded

Corporal W.A. ROBERTSON

2nd SAI, D Coy - Wounded on the 15th July

Sergeant J.E. ROBEY

4th SAI

Mentioned in despatches later in the War

Private J.V. ROBEY

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Arthur William ROBINS

2nd SAI

Killed in action on the 23rd March 1918 (Péronne Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private Percy James ROBINS

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Killed in action near Arras on the 12th April 1917 (Brown's Copse Cemetery)

Private Cecil George ROBINSON

2nd SAI - Wounded

Corporal C.R. ROBINSON

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private G. ROBINSON

2nd SAI

Died of wounds on the 21st October 1916 (St Sever Cemetery, Rouen)

Lance Corporal G.H. ROBINSON

2nd SAI  - Wounded on the 18th July

Private J. ROBINSON

2nd SAI  - Taken prisoner

Private J.E. ROBINSON

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private John William ROBINSON

28th Brigade Machine Gun Company - Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916 (Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private P. ROBINSON

2nd SAI

Died of wounds on the 8th October 1918 (Beaurevoir Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private R. ROBINSON

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Lance Corporal Valentine Mansergh ROBINSON

1st SAI, D Coy

Killed in action (as Corporal) in front the Butte of Warlencourt (Somme) on the 18th October 1916 (Warlencourt British Cemetery)

Lance Corporal H.G. ROBSON

4th SAI - Wounded

Private W. ROBSON

2nd SAI

Private John Lawrie Malcolm RODGER

4th SAI - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Peter RODGERS

3rd SAI - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private W.J. RODNEY

Wounded

Private W.J. RODWELL

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Lance Corporal W.V. ROE

4th SAI

Private H.F. ROFFE

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Frederick John ROFFEY

2nd SAI - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J.R. ROGAN

4th SAI

Private F. ROGERS

1st SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Died on the 5th March 1918 (Etretat Churchyard Extension)

Private G.E. ROGERS

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private H.J. ROGERS

4th SAI

Private J.A. ROGERS

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private Sidney Charles ROGERSON

3rd SAI, C Coy - Killed on the 16th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Private A. ROLLAND

4th SAI - attached Trench Mortar Battery

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

Private O.G. ROLSTON

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Private J.B. RONALD

4th SAI

Private K. RONALD

4th SAI - Wounded

Killed in action near Arras on the 12th April 1917 (Fampoux British Cemetery)

Private F.H. ROOKE

2nd SAI

Private C.P. ROSA

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private A. ROSE

2nd SAI

Corporal A.J. ROSE

3rd SAI

Private G.A.F. ROSE

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private M. ROSE

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private M. ROSE

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Lieutenant Percy Richardson ROSEBY

2nd SAI - attached o the Brigade HQ - Died of wounds (received on the 17th July) on the 25th July (Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private H. ROSENTHAL

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Corporal A.J. ROSS

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 19th July

Private A.V.T. ROSS

2nd SAI

Second Lieutenant Donald ROSS

4th SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private E. ROSS

4th SAI - Wounded

Private F.W. ROSS

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Later awarded the Military Medal

Died of wounds (as Lance Sergeant) on the 18th October 1918 (Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension)

Lance Corporal G. ROSS

4th SAI - Wounded

Private G.L. ROSS

4th SAI

Private Hugh Noble ROSS

4th SAI - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J. ROSS

4th SAI - Wounded

Private J.H. ROSS

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private J.J.M. ROSS

4th SAI

Lance Corporal J.J.McD. ROSS

Wounded

Private James McKenzie ROSS

2nd SAI - Wounded

Killed in action near Arras on the 12th April 1917 (Arras Memorial).

Private M. ROSS

2nd SAI

Captain Thomas Hesketh ROSS

4th SAI, B Coy

Recommended for the DSO and awarded the Military Cross for his bravery and leadership at Waterlot Farm and in Delville Wood

Wounded on the 18th October 1916 in front the Butte de Warlencourt

Killed in action near Arras on the 3rd April 1917 (Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras)

The face of the statue of the South African Scottish Memorial in Johannesburg was modelled on Captain Ross pictures.

Private W. ROSS

4th SAI - Wounded

Private George Henry ROSSER

2nd SAI - Died of wounds on the 23rd July (Richmond Cemetery, Surrey)

Private John B. ROSSITER

4th SAI, A Coy

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

Recommanded for a mention in despatches for his conduct at Delville Wood (no retained)

Private M.J. ROSSLEE

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private J.M. ROSSOUW

Wounded

Private E.W. ROTHMAN

4th SAI - Wounded

Private James Thomas McG. ROUSSEAU

3rd SAI, D Coy - Wounded on the 19th July

Wounded again at Arras in April 1917 then at Ypres in July and September

Promoted Second Lieutenant, wounded in March 1918

Private G.J. ROWAT

4th SAI

Private G.B. ROWE

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private R. ROWE

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Died on the 9th November 1918 (Johannesburg - Brixton - Cemetery)

Private S.J. ROWE

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private Walter Edmund ROWE

3rd SAI - Killed on the 16th July (Thiepval Memorial)

See a letter from F.C. LEE (21st July 1916)

Private E.C. ROWLAND

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private G.H. ROWLEY

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private James ROYAN

4th SAI - Killed on the 19th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Wouda Herschel ROZENZWEIG

2nd SAI - Died of wounds on the 18th July (AIF Burial Ground)

Private J.H. RUBENSON

2nd SAI

Recommanded for a mention in despatches for his conduct at Delville Wood (no retained)

Private E.A. RUDDLE

2nd SAI

Private Frederick E. RUDDLE

3rd SAI - Killed on the 17th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Lance Corporal J.A. RUITER

4th SAI

Died on the 11th March 1919 (Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire)

Private E.W. RUSSEL

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal G.J. RUSSELL

4th SAI

Killed in action near Arras on the 12th April 1917 (Brown's Copse Cemetery)

Private G.T. RUSSELL

Wounded

Sergeant Ian Ramsay RUSSELL

4th SAI

Killed in action in front the Butte of Warlencourt (Somme) on the 16th October 1916 (Warlencourt British Cemetery)

Private John RUSSELL

3rd SAI, B Coy - Wounded on the 18th July

Private J.B. RUSSELL

4th SAI

Lance Corporal J.M. RUSSELL

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner

Lance Corporal A.W. RUTHERFORD

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner

Rapatried. Dead on the 9th January 1918 (Cape Town - Plumstead - Cemetery)

Private F.L. RYALL

4th SAI - Wounded

Private H. RYALL

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Sergeant J.H. RYAN

3rd SAI, A Coy - Wounded and taken prisoner on the 17th July

Private J.T. RYAN

1st SAI - Wounded

Private William Walter Daniel RYAN

1st SAI, D Coy - Wounded on the 16th July

Severely wounded near Frezenberg on the 21st September 1917

Private A. RYDER

2nd SAI

Later awarded the Military Medal

Private John RYDER

1st SAI, C Coy - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Company Sergeant Major Robert Francis RYDER

2nd SAI, B Coy - Killed on the 15th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private H. RYMAN

4th SAI