Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Delville Wood Cemetery was made after the Armistice, when graves were brought in from a few small cemeteries and isolated sites, and from the battlefields. Almost all of the burials date from July, August and September 1916.


There are now more than 5,500 burials and commemorations of the First World War in this cemetery. More than 3,590 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 27 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of three soldiers buried in Courcelette Communal Cemetery German Extension, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.


Served with

  • United Kingdom (1780)
  • South African (87)
  • Australian (46)
  • New Zealand (14)
  • Canadian (8)

Served in

  • Army (1930)
  • Air Force (3)
  • Navy (2)
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