Category Archives: School Memorials

Roll of Honour. St John’s College, Houghton

St John’s College in Houghton has a very strong connection to the military, and there are two chapels on the premises. The larger chapel houses the Roll of Honour, whereas the Crypt Chapel has the Delville Wood Cross in it. … Continue reading

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Durban High School War Memorial

The images of the Durban High School War Memorial are courtesy of Shelly Baker. It may be found at GE co-ordinates -29.844204°, 30.997675°. The school has existed since 1866 and recently celebrated it’s 150th anniversary. Sadly the Roll of Honour … Continue reading

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Delville Wood Cross at St John’s College, Houghton

St John’s College in Houghton has a rich history and tradition of military service, and as a result memorials to masters and boys of the college are very prevalent at the school.  I was fortunate enough to visit on two … Continue reading

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Commemorative Plaques at the Museum of Military History: Saxonwold

These photographs were taken at the Museum of Military History in Saxonwoldon. Sadly, no information is available on where these two plaques originate from, but it is thought that they were originally erected at a school in Natal. © DRW … Continue reading

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King Edward VII School War Memorial, Houghton, Johannesburg

I was fortunate enough to get permission to photograph this memorial inside the grounds of King Edward School (KES) in St Patrick Road, Houghton, in November 2012. A Remembrance Day Service is held at the memorial every year in November, … Continue reading

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Jeppe High School for Boys War Memorial. Johannesburg

Jeppe High School for Boys in Kensington, boasts of a beautiful War Memorial which was paid for by Julius Jeppe and which was unveiled by Jan Smuts. It features a dome over a plinth with the names of  masters and … Continue reading

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The Grey High School War Memorial: Port Elizabeth

These photographs are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore and were taken in August 2011 at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth. The Memorial is situated against the wall of the assembly hall in the quad of the school. The school has … Continue reading

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