DELVILLE WOOD

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTRY BRIGADE

ROLLCALL ON THE 14th JULY 1916

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Private A.G. WAGNER

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private A.T. WAGSTAFF

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

Killed in action near Arras (as Lance Corporal) on the 14th June 1917 (Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery)

Private H.G. WAKEFORD

2nd SAI

Private M.V. WAKEFORD

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private R.W. WAKEFORD

2nd SAI

Private J.R.C. WAKEHAM

Wounded

Private Jack WALCOTT

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

Private G.A. WALE

4th SAI - Taken prisoner on the 16th July

Second Lieutenant Aylmer Templer WALES

2nd SAI, C Coy - Died of wounds on the 17th July (Dive Copse British Cemetery)

Private W.T.R. WALES

3rd SAI, C Coy - Killed on the 15th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Private A.L. WALKEN

4th SAI

Private F.C. WALKER

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private G.R. WALKER

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal Harold Shaw WALKER

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

Private Henry William WALKER

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

Private J.B. WALKER

1st SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Private J.H. WALKER

2nd SAI

Private Thomas Adrian WALKER

2nd SAI

Killed in action at Maretz on the 9th October 1918 (Naves Communal Cemetery Extension)

Corporal William Clayton WALKER

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 15th July

Private W.J. WALKER

4th SAI

Private J. WALKISS

4th SAI

Private T.A. WALL

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private A.E.E. WALLACE

Wounded

Private Edward WALLACE

1st SAI - Missing in action on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private G.H. WALLACE

4th SAI - Wounded

Lance Corporal John Henry WALLACE

4th SAI - Missing in action on the 19th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Robert WALLACE

4th SAI - Killed on the 21st July (Thiepval Memorial)

Lance Corporal W. WALLACE

4th SAI - Wounded

Private W.B. WALLACE

2nd SAI

Corporal Alfred William WALLER

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 15th July

Private F. WALLIS

4th SAI - Wounded

Private C.J.L. WALSH

2nd SAI

Staff Sergeant Lionel Henry WALSH

Medical Services

Recommended for the VC and awarded the DCM for his conduct at Bernafay Wood.

Commissioned as a Second-Lieutenant in April 1917 and transferred to the 7th Bn, London Regiment.

Padre P.J. WALSHE

Roman Catholic Chaplain of the 2nd SAI

Awarded the Military Cross in September 1918. Major at the end of the War.

Private P.T. WALTERS

2nd SAI

Private W.G. WALTERS

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private A.E. WALTON

4th SAI

Private F. WALTON

2nd SAI

Private F.G. WALTON

2nd SAI

Private Frank WALTON

2nd SAI - Missing in action on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private F.J. WALTON

Wounded

Private W. WALTON

4th SAI

Private H. WANCKEL

2nd SAI

Killed in action (as Acting Corporal) in front the Butte of Warlencourt (Somme) on the 12th October 1916 (Warlencourt British Cemetery)

Private A.W. WANLISS

Wounded

Private A.B. WARD

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private A.C.S. WARD

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private Charles Robert John WARD

4th SAI

Killed in action near Arras on the 12th April 1917 (Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery)

Private Edmund Lewis WARD

2nd SAI

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

Private J.C. WARD

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Killed in action near Frezenberg on the 20th September 1917 (Poelcapelle British Cemetery)

Private M.B. WARD

1st SAI - Wounded and taken prisoner on the 18th July

Sergeant Philip WARD

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

Private John WARDROP

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

Private R. WARDROP

4th SAI

Private E.C. WARMAN

2nd SAI

Private Henry Templar WARREN

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

Sergeant Francis WARWICK

4th SAI - Wounded

Died of wounds received near Frezenberg on the 20th September 1917 (Nine Elms British Cemetery)

Private George W. WARWICK

4th SAI - Wounded

Severely wounded at Ypres in 1917 and discharged as medically unfit.

Private Edward WATKINS

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

Lieutenant J.E. WATKINS

4th SAI, D Coy - Wounded

Private William WATKINS

4th SAI - Killed on the 19th July (London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval)

Private A.T. WATSON

4th SAI - Wounded

Private C.G. WATSON

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 19th July

Sergeant G. WATSON

4th SAI

Private G.B. WATSON

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 19th July

Private Henry WATSON

4th SAI, A Coy - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery

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

Taken prisoner near gauches Wood on the 22nd March 1918.

Private J. WATSON

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private James WATSON

3rd SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J.F. WATSON

4th SAI

Private Matthew James WATSON

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Died of wounds near Arras on the 14th April 1917 (Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private W. WATSON

4th SAI

Lance Corporal W. WATSON

4th SAI

Later awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

Private W.B. WATSON

Wounded

Corporal Robert John WATT

4th SAI - Wounded

Died (as Sergeant) on the 18th October 1916 of wounds received in front the Butte de Warlencourt (Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension)

Honorable Captain Arthur Charles WEARNER

1st SAI HQ

Private Ernest WEAVER

2nd SAI

Killed in action near Arras on the 9th April 1917 (Arras Memorial)

Private WEBB

3rd SAI - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery

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

Private A.G. WEBB

3rd SAI, B Coy - Taken prisoner

Acting Captain F.A. WEBB

4th SAI

Corporal Mattew WEBB

1st SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Killed in action (as Second Lieutenant-lieutenant) at Gauches Wood on the 22nd March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Private W. WEBB

4th SAI - Wounded

Private WEBBER

3rd SAI - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery

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

Private E.N. WEBBER

2nd SAI

Corporal J.M. WEBBER

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private C.H.T. WEBSTER

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

Private Dudley Stanton WEBSTER

2nd SAI - Missing in action on the 15th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Leslie Garnett WEBSTER

4th SAI - Killed on the 15th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private S.L. WEBSTER

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private W. WEBSTER

4th SAI

Private R.W. WEIGHT

4th SAI - Wounded

Private T. WEIMER

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Private Allan John McLean WEIR

3rd SAI - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery - Wounded on the 15th July

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

Killed in action near Frezenberg on the 20th September 1917 (Ypres Menin Gate Memorial)

Sergeant Harry WELCH

4th SAI - Died of wounds on the 17th July (Dive Copse British Cemetery)

Private H.J. WELCH

4th SAI - Wounded

Private Cyril George WELDON

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

Private C.J. WELLS

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Acting CSM Frank W. WELLS

1st SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Later awarded the Serbian Cross of Karageorge (1st Class with Swords)

Private H.D. WELLS

2nd SAI

Captain Tom WELSH

1st Field Ambulance, SA Medical Corps

Awarded the Military Cross for his conduct at Delville Wood and Longueval.

Killed in action near Arras on the 12th April 1917 (Athies Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private Geoffrey WENSLEY

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

Private Charles Harold Frere WENTWORTH

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

Private R.D. WENTZEL

1st SAI - Wounded

Private E.A. WEPENER

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private H. WEPENER

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private H.G. WEPENER

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private Victor Egnal WEPENER

3rd SAI, B Coy - Taken prisoner

Escaped from a work party but was recaptured.

As Major in the Imperial Light Horse, fought in North Africa in 1941, earning the DSO.

Private C.J. WEST

4th SAI - Wounded

Private T. WEST

4th SAI

Corporal WESTABY

3rd SAI - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery

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

Corporal G.M. WESTON

1st SAI - Wounded on the 19th July

Private J. WESTHERSTONE

2nd SAI

Killed in action in front the Butte of Warlencourt (Somme) on the 12th October 1916 (Warlencourt British Cemetery)

Private A.E. WEVILL

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal H.S. WEWEGE

4th SAI - Wounded on the 19th July

Lance Corporal S.J. WEWEGE

1st SAI - Wounded on the 15th July

Private B. WHATLEY

4th SAI - Wounded

Private John Herbert WHATMORE

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

Private R.F. WHATMORE

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 15th July

Private Alexander WHEATLEY

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

Lance Corporal J.W. WHEATMAN

4th SAI

Private C. WHEELER

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Died on the 4th May 1917 (Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey)

Lance Corporal Maurice E. WHELAN

2nd SAI, C Coy

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

Later awarded the Military Cross.

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

Private William Fowler WHITAKER

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private C. WHITE

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 18th July

Private C. WHITE

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner

Private F. WHITE

Medical services - Wounded

Private J.A. WHITE

4th SAI

Private J.H. WHITE

4th SAI - Wounded

Private John Robert WHITE

4th SAI, C Coy

Killed in action in front the Butte of Warlencourt (Somme) on the 15th October 1916 (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Lawson Alfred WHITE

4th SAI - Wounded

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

Private R.G. WHITE

4th SAI

Private R.J.G. WHITE

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Thomas WHITE

4th SAI, A Coy - Wounded

Private F.H. WHITEHEAD

4th SAI

Private G.A. WHITEHEAD

4th SAI

Private W. WHITEHEAD

4th SAI

Killed in action near Frezenberg on the 20th September 1917 (Ypres Menin Gate Memorial)

Private A. WHITELEY

4th SAI

Private L. WHITTAKER

Wounded

Private J. WHITTINGTON

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Corporal G.H. WHITTOCK

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

Private J.H.D.G. WHITTON

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private C. WICKS

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private Oswald James WICKS

2nd SAI

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

Lance Corporal Percival George WICKS

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

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

Private C. WIEHAHN

4th SAI

Private Arthur Garnard WIGGILL

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Corporal John Hobson WIGHT

2nd SAI, C Coy - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Henry John WIGLEY

1st SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Killed in action in front the Butte de Warlencourt on the 18th October 1916 (Thiepval Memorial)

Private J.F. WIID

1st SAI

Private H.H. WILDE

2nd SAI

Private James WILDE

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 15th July

Private Harry WILES

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

Corporal Frances Hill WILEY

2nd SAI, C Coy - Wounded

Commissionned in November 1916.

Wounded again on the 20th September 1917 near Frezenberg.

Died at Woking Barracks on the 3rd July 1918 (Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey)

Corporal Francis WILKIE

2nd SAI, C Coy - Wounded on the 18th July

Wounded again on the 15th October 1917

Awarded the DCM for his conduct at Marrieres Wood on the 24th March 1918. Company Sergeant Major at the end of the War. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the Belgian Croix de Guerre.

Private W.J. WILKIE

2nd SAI

Private H.L. WILKINSON

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private L.A. WILKINSON

Wounded

Private R. WILKINSON

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner

Private Walter Boyd WILKS

3rd SAI, D Coy - Wounded on the 17th July

Lance Corporal G.A. WILL

1st SAI - Wounded

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

Private J.A. WILL

4th SAI

Killed in action near Arras on the 9th April 1917 (Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery)

Private J.A. WILLARD

Wounded

Private W.F. WILLARD

2nd SAI

Later awarded the Military Medal.

Private William WILLCOCKS

3rd SAI, D Coy - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery

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).

Later awarded the Military Medal and Bar. Corporal at the end of the War.

Private Richard WILLETT

Served as VILLETT

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

Private A.B. WILLIAMS

2nd SAI

Private A.C. WILLIAMS

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private A.H. WILLIAMS

1st SAI

Private D.A. WILLIAMS

3rd SAI, C Coy - Wounded

Private E.B. WILLIAMS

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private Frederick Henry Hermann WILLIAMS

2nd SAI, D Coy - Killed on the 19th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Lance Corporal G.S. WILLIAMS

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Corporal Geoffrey Watkin WILLIAMS

3rd SAI, C Coy

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

Recommanded for the DCM and a mention in despatches and awarded the Military Medal for his conduct at Delville Wood.

Lance Corporal Hugh WILLIAMS

4th SAI

Died of Wounds (as Second Lieutenant) on the 17th April 1917 (Etaples Military Cemetery)

Private John WILLIAMS

4th SAI - Wounded

Missing in action (as Sergeant) at Marrieres Wood on the 24th March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Private L.G. WILLIAMS

3rd SAI - Wounded

Private Richard WILLIAMS

2nd SAI - Missing in action on the 18th July  (Thiepval Memorial)

Private Robert Ball WILLIAMS

4th SAI - Killed on the 20th July (Sucrerie Military Cemetery)

Private S.R. WILLIAMS

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 17th July

Private W.H. WILLIAMS

1st 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 W.J. WILLIAMS

3rd SAI - Wounded

Lance Corporal W.T. WILLIAMS

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner

Private Walter WILLIAMS

1st SAI - Missing in action on the 18th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private H.J. WILLIAMSON

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private James WILLIAMSON

2nd SAI, B Coy - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery - Wounded

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

Private WILLIS

1st SAI, B Coy

Private J.B. WILLIS

2nd SAI

Private Frank WILLSHIRE

3rd SAI, B Coy - Killed on the 19th July (Sucrerie Military Cemetery)

Company Sergeant Major W.E. WILLSON

1st SAI - Missing in action on the 18th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Corporal J. WILMOT

3rd SAI, C Coy - Wounded

Private A.H. WILSON

2nd SAI

Lance Corporal Alexander Mallock WILSON

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

Private Arthur John WILSON

3rd SAI, B Coy

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

Missing in action (as Lance Corporal) at Marrieres Wood on the 24th March 1918 (Pozieres Memorial)

Lance Corporal D. WILSON

4th SAI

Private E.C. WILSON

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private H.R. WILSON

4th SAI

Company Sergeant Major James WILSON

4th SAI

Recommended for DCM and awarded the Military Cross for his conduct at Delville Wood and Longueval.

Later mentioned in despatches.

Killed in action (as RSM) at Maretz on the 9th October 1918 (Bertry Communal Cemetery)

Private Neil WILSON

4th SAI

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

Private T.G. WILSON

Wounded

Private T.Y. WILSON

Wounded

Private W.H. WILSON

2nd SAI

Private J.T. WINNINGTON

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Private C. WINTER

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 18th July

Private J.B. WINTERSCHERDER

2nd SAI

Private A.J.M. WIR

Wounded

Private Thomas Henry WISE

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

Private John L. WITHERSPOON

2nd SAI, A Coy

Was of the last South African group relieved on the 20th July at Delville Wood. Wounded on the 21st July by artillery fire.

Private H.P. WOLFSON

4th SAI

Private W. WOLHUTER

Wounded

Private F.G. WOLMARANS

Wounded

Private D. WOLSEY

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private W.H. WOLSTENHOLME

2nd SAI - Wounded

Lance Corporal E. WOOD

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Lance Corporal Ernest WOOD

3rd SAI - Killed on the 18th July (Delville Wood Cemetery)

Private Henry Evelyn WOOD

2nd SAI

Killed in action in front the Butte de Warlencourt on the 12th October 1916 (Thiepval Memorial)

Private John Buckley WOOD

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

Private L.M. WOOD

2nd SAI

Private R. WOOD

4th SAI

Private S.V. WOOD

2nd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 18th July

Private W. WOOD

2nd SAI

Corporal W.H. WOODBORNE

4th SAI

Died on the 19th August 1917 (Cape Town - Maitland - Cemetery)

Private Edward Turner WOODBURN

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

Lance Corporal G.V. WOODHEAD

2nd SAI

Private C.A. WOODS

4th SAI - Wounded

Private F. WOODS

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 18th July

Private P. WOODS

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Lance Corporal T. WOODS

1st SAI, C Coy - Attached to the Trench Mortar Battery

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

Private S.J.B. WOOF

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Died of wounds on the 24th October 1918 (Mont-Huon Military Cemetery, Le Tréport)

Private Albert Henry WOOLCOT

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

Lance Corporal M. WOOLF

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

Private W.L.N. WORDON

4th SAI - Wounded

Lance Corporal W. WORSLEY

3rd SAI - Taken prisoner on the 19th July

Private A.J. WRIGHT

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Later awarded the Military Medal.

Private C.J. WRIGHT

4th SAI - Wounded

Killed on the 2nd March 1917 near Arras (Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras)

Private George WRIGHT

3rd SAI - Died of wounds on the 18th July (Kensal Green - All Souls'- Cemetery, London)

Private Harold Barber WRIGHT

1st SAI - Died of wounds on the 18th July (La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie)

Private J.A. WRIGHT

2nd SAI - Wounded

Private J.F. WRIGHT

4th SAI - Taken prisoner on the 18th July

Lance Corporal J.H. WRIGHT

Wounded

Private John WRIGHT

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

Private P.G. WRIGHT

Wounded

Private S. WRIGHT

4th SAI - Wounded

Sergeant William James WRIGHT

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

Private W.R. WRIGHT

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Lance Corporal Percy Venables WRIGHTSON

3rd SAI - Wounded on the 16th July

Killed in action (as Corporal) near Arras on the 9th April 1917 (Bailleul Road East Cemetery)

Private E.W. WROTH

2nd SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Private J.F. WUD

Wounded

Private Lawrence WYBROW

2nd SAI - Missing in action on the 15th July (Thiepval Memorial)

Private W.D.P. WYER

4th SAI - Wounded

Private D.L. WYLIE

4th SAI

Private David WYLLEY

1st SAI - Wounded on the 18th July

Killed in action  near Arras on the 6th April 1917 (Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension)

Private William A. WYLLIE

4th SAI

Missing in action on the 13th April 1918 at Messines (Ypres Menin Gate Memorial)

Private J.J. WYNNE

4th SAI