Rand Revolt Graves in Braamfontein Cemetery

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There are a number of Rand Revolt graves in Braamfontein Cemetery, although they are mostly related to police and military casualties, the civilians ended up mostly in Brixton. The grave of the Hanekom Brothers is interesting because it falls within what is roughly known as the “Prison plot”. There is a mass grave at the bottom of the cemetery close to the old railway lines where paupers and unidentified casualties of the Rand Revolt are buried. These are marked in the register as follows:

Apart from the group in mass grave, the following are known to be buried in Braamfontein Cemetery (reg entry or physical grave):

Casualties relocated from the temporary graveyard at Milner Park (reburied in the NC plot:) 

  1. Pietro Letiza (Gold miner underground, 10/03/1922, GSW of face, “special graveyard Milner Park” . Reburied Braamfontein NC 23218)
  2. Richard McMurray (Gold miner underground. Shattered skull, 10/03/1922 special graveyard Milner Park” Reburied Braamfontein NC 23219)
  3. Prinsloo. (No info or death notice. Buried Braamfontein NC 23220)
  4. Klopper (no info or death notice. Buried Braamfontein NC 23221)
  5. Robert Parry (or Perry) (12/03/1922,  “special graveyard in Milner Park” Reburied  Braamfontein NC 23223)
  6. Willem Johannes Van Der Berg (Scholar  16 yrs, 13/03/1922,  GSWs, “special graveyard Milner Park” . Reburied Braamfontein NC 23224)
  7. V Smith Alias John (Johann) Delport Kromhout (Gold Miner underground, GSW of Head 12/03/1922, “special graveyard Milner Park” Reburied Braamfontein NC 23225)
  8. Charlotte Smith (no info or death notice. Buried Braamfontein NC 23226)
  9. William Henry Glasson (Gold miner, 12/03/1922, GSWs, “special graveyard in Milner Park” Reburied  Braamfontein NC 23227)
  10. Petrus Johannes Visser Soekoe (House painter, GSWs, 12/03/1922, “special graveyard Milner Park” . Reburied Braamfontein NC 23228)
  11. Louis Thomas Nel (Gold miner, 12/03/1922, GSWs, Special graveyard in Milner Park” Reburied  Braamfontein NC 23229)
  12. John Williams (Buried Braamfontein NC 23230)
  13. John Harris Williams (Phthisis beneficiary, GSWs, 13/03/1922,  “special graveyard Milner Park” . Reburied Braamfontein NC 23231)
  14. 50-60yr Unidentified male, buried Braamfontein NC 23232

DRW © 2014 – 2020 Created 06/05/2014. Added HH Carr 16/06/2020, added pic of D Tocker grave courtesy of Sarah Welham Dove. Also thanks to Alan Buff for the special graveyard info.