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Looking for roll call of 1st South African Infantry survivors of Delvi


Lynn Derriman
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My Great Grandfather, Samuel Wells Green 3970 1st South African Infantry Regiment, was apparently one of the lucky survivors of Delville Wood 14-20/07/1916.
His service records do NOT indicate any reason (furlough/injury) why he wouldn't have been with his regiment at Delville Wood, but I'm trying to find a roll call which will certainly have been taken immediately after the South African Brigade retired from Delville Wood on 19/20 July 1916 to establish conclusively that he was there.
 
Anybody have an idea where such post-battle roll call records would be held?

Thanks for reading
Lynn
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The unit War Diary is at Kew under reference WO95/1780 and runs from Jun 1916 to Feb 1918 when they were part of 9 Division.

There may be a Roll Call recorded there.

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Thanks for that reference Sotonmate - I have ordered a copy from Kew. Now the hardest bit is patiently waiting for it. Fingers crossed for a roll call!!

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  • 11 months later...

Hey Lynn
I can see this blog will soon be a year old. I'm new here on the forum, but if you're still looking for information on Samuel W. Green, please write again. I have his ww1 Victory medal and some information on him.

On the medal is written. 2nd C/W.O. S.W.Green 1ST S.A.I. = (1. South African Infantry)

Regards Niels

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