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Three South African soldiers re-buried at Tyne Cot

Three unknown South African soldiers, who died while fighting on the Western Front in 1917, were re-interred today at a ceremony at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. The service was organised by the South African Embassy, located in Brussels, and … Continue reading

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A South African RAF pilot

CWGC lists lieutenant Charles Perring as belonging to the Aircraft Acceptance Park at Hendon Aerodrome in London. He was killed in an air crash at Lympne in Kent on 9 August 1918 and originally came from Johannesburg, South Africa. The … Continue reading

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South African UK Legion commemorate SS Mendi sinking

Members of the South African UK Legion have held the first-ever memorial service at Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery to commemorate the casualties of SS Mendi. In February 1917, the 4,000-ton SS Mendi, carrying troops from theĀ 5th Battalion, South African Native Labour … Continue reading

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