This is a rare to find original and complete British SRD jug recovered from the battlefield. The jug is in very nice condition with no maker stamp or marking but still still has some dirt and muck attached and still has mud inside it. The jug does not have any major damage or cracks but does have a few chip in it but nothing bad still with all its original colours and has been lightly cleaned after recovery and is perfect for display or any collection. The jug was recovered on the 18th January 2012 from the old German trench line on the edge of Delville Woods in Longueval on the Somme battlefield of July-September 1916. A very nice and very relic from the famous Somme battlefield. The jug come with a A5 laminated information card.
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Delville Wood was a tract of woodland, nearly 1 kilometre square, the western edge of which touched the village of Longueval in the Somme. On 14 July 1916 the greater part of Longueval village was taken by the 9th (Scottish) Division and on the 15th, the South African Brigade of that Division captured most of Delville Wood. The wood now formed a salient in the line, with Waterlot Farm and Mons Wood on the south flank still in German hands, and, owing to the height of the trees, no close artillery support was possible for defence.