Tag: Cenotaph

Florida MOTH Shellhole Cenotaph

These photographs were taken in the grounds of the Dardenelles Moth Hall in Swan Avenue, Florida, during November 2008 and March 2012.

Dardenelles MOTH Shellhole Cenotaph

Dardenelles MOTH Shellhole Cenotaph

The shellhole also has a good collection of plinthed military hardware, including a Crusader tank and a number of artillery pieces.

Crusader Tank

Crusader Tank

This memorial may be found on Google Earth at  26°10’40.10″S,  27°54’36.51″E.

© DRW 2007-2018. Edited 15/08/2011. Moved to blog 19/01/2014

Updated: 05/01/2018 — 20:43

The Indian Servicemen Memorial in Durban

This memorial is within the boundary of the Durban Cenotaph. It seems that it was originally in Nicol Square, but was relocated to its present site in 1998.  The images here are courtesy of Ken and Eleanor Garvie and are used with their permission.

Images by Ken and Eleanor Garvie

Images by Ken and Eleanor Garvie

Indian servicemen served with distinction in both World Wars, as well as the Boer War, and their role as stretcher bearers is particularly well known, and their contribution to the survival of their patients is legendary.

Sadly the Durban Cenotaph was targetted by scrap metal thieves shortly before Remembrance Day 207, and some of these panels may have been stolen. 

© DRW 2014 – 2018. Created 19/01/2014. Images © Ken and Eleanor Garvie

 

Updated: 05/01/2018 — 20:45

The Cenotaph in Durban

These photos of the Cenotaph in Durban were kindly provided by Ken and Eleanor Garvie and are used with their permission.

Image by Ken and Eleanor Garvie

Images by Ken and Eleanor Garvie

There are just too many individual plaques to show on this page; these are all laid out on the ground or on the walls surrounding the garden.

The Delville Wood Cross is on the side of the garden but it is all enclosed.

Delville Wood Cross

Delville Wood Cross

On the 9th day of December 1923 A.D
HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Proudly and reverently placed this stone
in Honour of
The Sons of Durban who fell in the Great War
1914-1918

Unveiling Plaque

Unveiling Plaque

World War 2 Roll of Honour Dedication

World War 2 Roll of Honour Dedication

The Cenotaph is also home to the Indian Servicemen Memorial that was unveiled on 20 November 1983. The Cenotaph may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  29°51’31.34″S,  31° 1’30.60″E.

*Update 09/11/2017*

In the weeks running up to Remembrance Day 2017, scrap metal thieves targeted the  cenotaph and 10 panels were prised off their mounts. A media outcry ensured and very quick police work resulted in the arrest of  a suspect near the cenotaph with tools, including a crowbar. Shortly afterwards a scrap collector in the Point area was raided and police found strips of copper that had been taken from the plaques. They arrested several suspects, and recovered the what was left of the plaques which were too damaged to re-attach in time for Remembrance Day. 

© DRW 2012-2018.  Images © Ken and Eleanor Garvie. 15/06/2012. Moved to blog 19/01/2014, updated 09/11/2017

Updated: 05/01/2018 — 20:45

Dundee and Districts War Memorial

The images of the Dundee and Districts War Memorial were supplied to me by Tony Wood in 2007 and are used with his permission.

Image by Tony Wood

Image by Tony Wood

Image by Tony Wood

In November 2017 I was made aware that a Remembrance Day service had been held at the memorial and the images posted showed additional plaques that were added in 2016. The images are used with permission of the Talana Museum, and were taken by Norman Leveridge. (images open in a new tab)

A man, and member of the Masonic Lodge, E.H. Richardson, who was a Captain in “C” Company, 5th Battalion, South African Native Labour Corps drowned on the Mendi, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial to the Missing in Southampton, along with the other men from the Mendi who lost their lives 21 February, 1917. 

© DRW 2007-2018. Photo © Tony Wood 2007. Updated 16/11/2017. New images used with permission of the Talana Museum, and were taken by Norman Leveridge. 

Updated: 05/01/2018 — 20:46
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