Category Archives: Mendi

Hollybrook Memorial: Southampton

The Hollybrook Memorial in Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton, commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces* whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or … Continue reading

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The Loss of HMT Mendi

Introduction. Over !00 years ago, South Africa experienced a tragedy that was almost forgotten but for the dedication of many people and the oral tradition of a nation who ensured that the story would be told.  The sinking of the … Continue reading

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Mendi Memorial at Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton, UK

Technically this memorial is not a specific Mendi Memorial, it really  commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other … Continue reading

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Mendi Memorial in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth

These photographs were taken on 12 June 2011 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth by Ronnie Lovemore and are used with his permission. This is the second Mendi Memorial that I was able to add to these pages, and like the … Continue reading

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HMT Mendi Roll of Honour.

The Roll of Honour for the Mendi is a very difficult one to reproduce, there are numerous anomalies in the list due to how many African names are written, pronounced, spelt and used. CWGC redid the plaques at Hollybrook in … Continue reading

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The Mendi Memorial at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto

Be quiet and calm my countrymen….. These photographs were taken on 17 December 2010 at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto. Like so many memorials in South African this one is not too well known and I have been on the hunt … Continue reading

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The Mendi Memorial in Atteridgeville.

These photographs were taken on 19 February 2012 by Christopher Szabo and are used with his permission. The occasion was the annual wreath laying service held on the 19th of February to Honour the Men of the Mendi.  The Memorial … Continue reading

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Ferreira Deep Memorial in Selby

This was one of the first memorials I photographed all those years ago, and oddly enough I never managed to get revised images of it. The memorial is situated on a small island on the corner of Booysens Road and … Continue reading

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