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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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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