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Rand Revolt Casualty List

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Oswald Austin Reid VC.

Oswald Austin Reid (02/11/1893 – 27/10/1920) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions On 7 March 1917 at the Battle of Diyalah River, Mesopotamia, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 June 1917, Supplement: 30122, Page: 5702, reads: “Capt. Oswald Austin … Continue reading

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The Titanic Grave in South Africa

In fond memory of Hymie Alper (+ 12/11/1993), a kind and gentle soul. On a busy corner of Johannesburg, right next to the Smit Street on-ramp of the M1 North highway, we find the only memorial to the Titanic in … Continue reading

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Johannesburg from the air

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Johannesburg Fire Department Memorial: Braamfontein Cemetery.

This memorial can be found close to the coffin rest and next to the Police Plot in Braamfontein Cemetery. It’s oldest commemoration is dated 1897. I am unsure whether firemen are still buried here, as the last name on the … Continue reading

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The Dynamite Explosion Memorial in Braamfontein

One of the many events that occurred in the fledgling city of Johannesburg was the Dynamite Explosion that occurred on 19 February 1896 at Braamfontein Station. A memorial was erected in Braamfontein Cemetery to commemorate the event, and the over … Continue reading

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