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Joseph Petrus Hendrik Crowe VC.

Joseph Petrus Hendrik Crowe (12/01/1826 – 12/04/1876) earned his VC during the Indian Mutiny whilst serving under Brigadier General Sir Henry Havelock’s first relief force sent to relieve the defenders of Lucknow. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 15 January … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Obelisk: Port Elizabeth

This Obelisk has had somewhat of a chequered history and seems to have lost its reason for existing. Currently sited at Bayworld in PE (2011), it has a plaque on it that reads: “Purchased by John Paterson at The London … Continue reading

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Steytlerville War Memorials and Graves.

These photographs in and around Steytlerville were kindly taken by Ronnie Lovemore, and are used with his permission. The Memorial presumably commemorates men from the town of Steytlerville and surrounds who died in both World Wars. The two  objects on … Continue reading

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The Basuto War Memorial in Uitenhage.

These photographs of the Basuto War Memorial in Uitenhage are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. The memorial may be found in Magennis Park,  Uitenhage. The Basuto War is also known as the Basuto Gun War,  and the Memorial commemorates those who … Continue reading

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The Uitenhage War Memorial.

These photographs of the Uitenhage War Memorial are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. Interesting enough it has plaques from both World Wars, as well as the Korean War and the Border War, There is also a plaque commemorating the sacrifice of … Continue reading

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The Uitenhage Anglo Boer War Memorial

These photographs of the Uitenhage Boer War Memorial are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. In early April 2015, the statute was vandalised by a group of uneducated thugs from the “EFF” who tried to set fire to it. The statue was … Continue reading

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Sundays River Valley Fallen Heroes Monument

These photographs of the Sundays River Valley Fallen Heroes Monument were kindly taken by Ronnie Lovemore, and are used with his permission. The monument may be found at 33°32’19.41″S, 25°41’24.65″E © DRW 2012-2018. Created 29/06/2012, Photographs © Ronnie Lovemore. Moved to … Continue reading

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The Frontier Wars Memorial in Bathhurst

This memorial may be found in the grounds of the St John The Evangelist Anglican Church in Bathurst, Eastern Cape. The church is the oldest unaltered Anglican church in South Africa, and was a sanctuary in the Frontier Wars of … Continue reading

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Bedford Cenotaph

The Bedford Cenotaph These photographs of the Bedford Cenotaph, were taken by Ronnie Lovemore on 25 October 2012 and are used with his permission. Google Earth co-ordinates:  32°40’40.49″S,  26° 5’16.04″E On 4 May 2016 it was reported that a truck … Continue reading

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