On a 90th anniversary tour to the Somme next year I intend to retrace on a battlefield walk the attack by 10th RWF (76 Brigade, 3rd Div) at Delville Wood on 20th July. My great-uncle, whose photo appears as my avatar, took part in this action. It was notable as a large-scale night attack resulting in the award of two VCs and a very serious 'blue-on-blue' with 11th Essex. I have the 10th RWF War Diary and some other material, but if anyone has anything else or like me a personal connection with this battle, I'd be very interested to hear from them.
I am new to this Forum having joined a few days ago and therfore in the process of avidly reading the innumerable bits of info it contains. ( wish I'd found it ealier! )
My interest lies in the WW1 dead of my home area which is the upper part of the Parish of Llanddeiniolen
in Caernarfonshire ( villages of Deiniolen ( Ebenezer), Dinorwig, Clwt y Bont, and Brynrefail ) Of the 80+ I'm researching the vast majority were RWF.
Two were killed in the above battle on 20th July. Pte 40174 Arthur Thomas and Pte 40167 John D Roberts
Last year S4C ran a programme re WW1. On their website is a letter from a Pte D Evans to a friend. The link is www.s4c.co.uk/cerddedyllinell/e_llythyrau_de01.shtml
If the link doesn't work let me know.
Pte Evans describes the events of that attack ( no hint of the blue on blue though ) which may add to your picture of the events.
I have three other 10th Bn killed on various dates. Is it in order to ask for the War Diary entries for those dates?
I have bought the RWF Regimental Records ( Dudley Wards') and also Capt Dunns' book re 2nd Battalion. Getting the actual War Diaries entry would be a bonus.