South African Soldiers in WWI

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Researching my great grandfather John Henry McKenzie of Johannesburg. He was 4th South African Infantry (Scottish Regiment).

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Portrait of William Henry Hewitt, awarded Victoria Cross: Belgium, 20 September Wilhelm Ii, Kaiser Wilhelm, World War One, First World, Commonwealth, Pax Britannica, Ww1 Soldiers, Lance Corporal, Man Of War

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Lance Corporal William Henry Hewitt VC., (aged 33) 2nd South African Light Infantry. He was awarded his Victoria Cross near Ypres, Belgium on 20...

Portrait of Louis Botha ca South African politician, painting by James Guthrie South Africa, century. Figure Painting, Painting & Drawing, Paintings Famous, Portrait Paintings, Oil Paintings, Classic Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Dope Art, Painting Techniques

Portrait of Louis Botha , ca 1919-1921, South African politician,...

Portrait of Louis Botha , ca 1919-1921, South African politician, painting by James Guthrie . South Africa, 20th century. Edinburgh, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

The Delville Wood memorial in the Companys Garden Cape Town Cape Town Tourism, South Africa Tours, Africa Destinations, Travel Destinations, Namibia, Historical Monuments, Live, Old Houses, Wonders Of The World

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4 September 1916 – Battle of the Somme – A Chaplain conducts a burial service near trenches close to Guillemont – IWM World War One, First World, Bonus Army, Battle Of The Somme, Masonic Temple, Bad Picture, July 28, World History, Sands

4 September 1916 – Battle of the Somme – A Chaplain conducts a burial service near trenches close to Guillemont – IWM

WW1, 4 Sept 1916 Somme, chaplain conducts burial service, Guillemont

Official photograph taken of the British Western Front. A raiding party waiting for the word to go. Battle Of The Somme, Flanders Field, War Photography, Lest We Forget, The Old Days, Interesting History, World War I, Wwi, Old Things

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"It was soon apparent that something very unpleasant was about to happen, so we stood to arms, groused a good deal, and waited. The waiting was always the hardest part of it all.” Captain S.J. Worsley, Delville Wood Campaign, July 1916. Official photograph taken of the British Western Front. A raiding party waiting for the word to go. PH. John Warwick Brooke

WWI, 20 Sept A wounded South African soldier is given a hot drink by a padre after the attack on 'Potsdam', a German stronghold near Zonnebeke, during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge near Potijze. © IWM (Q World War One, First World, Battle Of Passchendaele, Lest We Forget, Wwi, Photos, History, Soldiers, Africans

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

A wounded South African soldier is given a hot drink by a padre after the attack on 'Potsdam', a German stronghold near Zonnebeke, during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge near Potijze, 20 September 1917.

Delville Wood South African Memorial and Museum World War One, First World, War Memorials, Battle Of The Somme, Black Watches, Lest We Forget, Africans, Wwi, Soldiers

Delville Wood South African Memorial and Museum

121 officers and 3,000 men of the South African 1st Infantry Brigade went into Delville Wood and five days later only 3 officers and 120 men walked out... What is now known as the Battle of Delville Wood, one of the engagements that consolidated together form the Battle of the Somme, took place from 14 July to 3 September 1916. The wood was a heavily fortified German position that had to be taken. The South African infantry unit was the first thrown into the fray, and they were…

The chaplains of the English Presbyterian and Dutch Churches conducting the South African Brigade's Memorial Service at Delville Wood, 17 February Battle Of The Somme, War Image, Military Personnel, World War One, Military History, Vintage Photographs, Troops, Wwii, The Past

DELVILLE WOOD

The chaplains of the English Presbyterian and Dutch Churches conducting the South African Brigade's Memorial Service at Delville Wood, 17 February 1918.

The South African Brigade at Delville Wood World War One, First World, Battle Of The Somme, Ww2 Uniforms, Political Beliefs, Black Watches, Folk Music, East Africa, Model Kits

ENVENUE SUR LE SITE OFFICIEL DE DELVILLE WOOD.

The South African Brigade at Delville Wood

A group of South African officers having lunch in the snow, Beaumont Hamel, December Their 'table' is a trench howitzer bomb crate. World War One, First World, Beaumont Hamel, War Image, Ww2 Planes, North Africa, Photojournalism, Wwi, Armed Forces

SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

A group of South African officers having lunch in the snow, Beaumont Hamel, December 1916. Their 'table' is a 9.45-inch trench howitzer bomb crate.

The British Victory Medal WWI Bi-lingual South African Issue Canadian Army, British Army, World War One, First World, Medan, British Medals, War Medals, Historia Universal, British Armed Forces

WW1 The British Victory Medal WWI

The First World War British and Commonwealth Victory Medal Illustrated. Naming examples.

Battle of the Somme, Delville Wood, July World War One, First World, Battle Of The Somme, West Africa, South Africa, War Image, Lest We Forget, Interesting History, History Books

The Legends and Traditions of the Great War: Delville Wood

To truly understand the horror of this battle I suggest you read this account. The Legends and Traditions of the Great War: Delville Wood

WWI, 21 Sept South African Scottish troops carrying a wounded German on a stretcher during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. © IWM (Q Troops, Soldiers, Battle Of Passchendaele, Highlanders, Lest We Forget, British Army, Wwi, Hats For Men, Diorama

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917

South African Scottish troops carrying a wounded German on a stretcher during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, 21 September 1917.

A South African nurse places a wreath on her brother's grave at Delville Wood, on the Somme battlefield, 17 February Aitken T K . World War One, First World, Battle Of The Somme, No Mans Land, War Image, African History, Ww1 History, Military Personnel

A South African nurse places a wreath on her brother's grave at Delville Wood, on the Somme battlefield, 17 February 1918., Aitken T K (2nd Lt)

A South African nurse places a wreath on her brother's grave at Delville Wood, on the Somme battlefield, 17 February 1918. by Aitken T K (2nd Lt). Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, canvases, and postcards. Imperial War Museums

Cape Town Highlanders regiment, South Africa. 1960s 0510 Joining The Military, Troops, Soldiers, Inner World, Highlanders, British Colonial, Countries Of The World, Military History, Wwi

Cape Town Highlanders regiment, South Africa. 1960s 0510

A detachment marching out of the Castle in Cape Town the oldest building in South Africa. The regiment wears kilts of Gordon tartan and was allied to the Gordon Highlanders. The Cape Town Highlanders Regiment is a mechanised infantry reserve regiment of the South African Army. Descendants of Scottish immigrants to South Africa raised the Cape Town Highlanders in 1885. In 1947, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) was appointed colonel-in-chief, and from 1948 until South…