Category Archives: War Museum Johannesburg

Edwin “Ted”Swales VC. DFC.

Edwin Essery Swales (03/07/1915 – 23/02/1945) was born in Inanda, Natal, and flew as a pilot with Bomber Command during WW2. Flying as a Pathfinder he was awarded the DFC for his actions on the Cologne raid on 4 November 1944. … Continue reading

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South African National Jewish War Memorial: West Park Cemetery. Johannesburg

Another little known Memorial in West Park Cemetery is the South African National Jewish War Memorial. The Memorial is situated within the Jewish Cemetery and is very close to the Holocaust Memorial. It is also very close to the Jewish … Continue reading

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Jewish Guild War Memorial in Saxonwold

These photographs of the Jewish Guild War Memorial, were taken at the South African Museum of Military History in Saxonwold in 2008. It was erected by the Jewish Guild War Memorial Association and the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg and … Continue reading

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South African Heavy Artillery Memorial: Johannesburg

71st (Transvaal) Siege Battery: Johannesburg Zoo These photographs of the South African Heavy Artillery Memorial (71st (Transvaal) Seige Battery) at the Johannesburg Zoo were taken on 20 August 2011. Special thanks to Carl Hoehler for the  information on where this … Continue reading

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South African Heavy Artillery Roll of Honour

This Roll of Honour is a collation of images that I took at the SAHA Memorial in Johannesburg. The image is 1500×403 wide and opens in a new window. South African Heavy Artillery Roll of Honour. Johannesburg. The six memorials … 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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Anglo Boer War Memorial in Johannesburg

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 … Continue reading

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Airborne Memorial

This image is of the Airborne Memorial at the National Museum of Military History in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. It is dedicated to those who are members of, or were members of a parachute regiment, or affiliated organisation.     © DRW … Continue reading

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61 Mechanised Battalion Group Memorial

“Mobilitate Vincere” – Destruction of the enemy through mobility.   When 61 Mechanised Battalion Group was disbanded in November 2005, amongst its regalia was the Memorial Needle where the unit remembered those who had died in battle. This memorial had … Continue reading

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