CMR World War 1 Memorial: Robertville.

I have to admit that this World War 1 Memorial in Robertville/Stormill  on the West Rand came as a surprise. For starters there is nothing written about this Memorial, it came totally out of the blue.

Given its location and proximity to old mining areas it is related to one of the mines that was around in the early 1900’s. Situated just off Main Reef Road next to Stormill, it has now become more of a derelict structure than an important part of history.  Special thanks must go to Terry Cawood who notified me about it, and Giel Nel who took the first pics.  For want of a better name I originally designated it as Robertville War Memorial, although the memorial is in the former property of CMR making it the CMR War Memorial.

I took my images on 31 August 2011 and I was notified in November 2012 that the memorial had been removed. Whether it was reclaimed by its owners, or stolen I cannot say, but sadly it can now be classified as extinct. The only markings on it were:

A Remembrance to all who served in the Great War

Erected as a token of respect & esteem to those who who fell in the Great War

Erected by their fellow employees, erected 05 December 1920

The Memorial was located at Google Earth Co-ordinates   26° 12.004’S, 27° 56.436’E, and its current whereabouts are unknown.

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