Category Archives: Extinct Memorials

Derelict War Memorial in Springs

Since I first started photographing memorials I have been of the opinion that war memorials on the East Rand are really wasted. The only exception to the rule was the former Brakpan Roll of Honour that was claimed by the … Continue reading

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202 Battalion Memorial

34 Battalion was commonly known as the “Kavangoland Battalion” and it was established in 1975 as 1 Kavango Battalion to serve as a ceremonial guard of honour.  It was then renamed 34 Battalion and again renamed 202 Battalion in 1980. … Continue reading

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REGM Military Cemetery

The Randfontein Estates Gold Mine Military Cemetery is somewhat of a misnomer, the reality is that it is a collection of graves related to the Jameson Raid next to a railway line. The graves are of Troopers William Charles Beatty-Powell, … Continue reading

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Germiston Cenotaph

I spotted the Germiston and Districts War Memorial purely by accident after taking a wrong turn on my way home on 14 November 200. The Memorial is on the corner of Odendaal and President Strs. Germiston, in front of the … Continue reading

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The derelict war memorial in Springs

When I originally visited Palmietkuil War Cemetery in 2007 I saw that there was a war memorial in Springs marked on my streetfinder. When I finally got to Springs I could not find it, but then I was expecting something … Continue reading

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The MOTH Memorial in Remembrance Square, Johannesburg

These photographs were taken on 15 October 2011 at the Moth Memorial in Remembrance Square in Johannesburg. I actually had no idea that this existed, it is in a really obscure place that has become one of the forgotten areas … Continue reading

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The former Irish Brigade Memorial in Brixton

The Irish Brigades Monument is now situated in Orania and this page is about the site where it used to be.   This memorial shows up on old street finders as being between the Brixton Tower and the AW Muller … Continue reading

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Garden of Remembrance, Brakpan

The Garden of Remembrance in Brakpan should rather be called “the wreckage of remembrance”. I am sure that when this memorial was built it was really impressive, but alas now it is a travesty.  At the time of writing (November … Continue reading

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First World War Memorial, Rotunda Park, Turffontein

I was not aware of this memorial in all the years I lived in Turffontein, I only discovered it by accident when looking for memorials in my map book. In 2007 when I originally took these photographs, vandals had taken … Continue reading

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The De La Rey Plaque in Langlaagte

I went looking for this memorial in August 2011 at Langlaagte Station. Admittedly this is (or was) an odd place to find a plaque, but the place has significance in the death of General Koos De La Rey and possibly … Continue reading

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