This impressive memorial in the grounds of the Museum of Military History in Saxonwold, Johannesburg; was formerly known as the Rand Regiments Memorial and it was originally erected in memory of the soldiers who served and died with the Rand Regiments in the 1899-1902 Anglo Boer War.
It was designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and a commemorative stone was laid by the Duke of Connaught on 30 November 1910. The memorial features an ornate Angel atop the dome and the pillars inside list the Rand Regiments and soldiers from these regiments who were lost during the conflict.
In 2002, the memorial was re-dedicated, recognising the all of the Men, Women and Children of all races and nations that lost their lives in the Anglo Boer War.
The columns contain the names of members of Bethune’s Mounted Infantry, Commander In Chiefs Bodyguard, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry, South African Light Horse, Imperial Light Horse, Railway Pioneer Regt, Imperial Light Infantry and Rand Rifles who lost their lives in that conflict.
© DRW 2007 – 2017. Edited images 22 August 2011, added to blog 06/01/2014