First World War Memorial, Rotunda Park, Turffontein

I was not aware of this memorial in all the years I lived in Turffontein, I only discovered it by accident when looking for memorials in my map book. In 2007 when I originally took these photographs, vandals had taken their toll and all that was left was the stone plinth where the plaque must have been.

I returned in 2011, hoping that something would have been done, but alas now even parts of the back of plinth had been removed. To my amazement I received an email in March 2015 to the effect that a new plaque had been installed on the memorial by Johannesburg City Parks.

Restored Memorial 2015

Restored Memorial 2015

When visiting South Africa in March 2017 I detoured to the Memorial to see the condition of it.


Special thanks to Ioanna Karamitsos,  Fundraiser, Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo; for the original images and for contacting me in this regard, and to City Parks for restoring the dignity of this memorial in March 2015.

Rotunda Park may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  26° 14.613’S, 28° 2.357’E

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