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The graves in this section are found out on the East Rand, unfortunately the death notices do not specify a cemetery by name but only by area (unless I have an image of the grave). Theoretically, this should cover Primrose Cemetery in Germiston, Rynsoord Cemetery in Benoni, Brenthurst Cemetery in Brakpan and Boksburg Cemetery in Boksburg. I have not included the ANZAC Memorial graves in this section.  Also included in this collection are graves that were photographed by Terry Cawood and Ronnie Lovemore. Zackey grave courtesy of Sarah Welham Dove, Jordan grave by  Glynis Millett-Clay

  • L/Sgt Joubert, Paulus Petrus (Buried  Primrose Cemetery)
  • Pte George Brown (Clerk,  GSW, 10/03/1922. “Special graveyard Milner Park” reburied in Primrose Cemetery)
  • Pte Albert Vernon Higham (Primrose Cemetery, Block 91 Plot D11)
  • Pte Tjaart Johannes Van Der Walt (Railways and Harbours, Primrose Cemetery Block 104, Plot B4)
  • James Tanner (Guard Inspector SAR, GSW face and head, 10/03/1922. Primrose Cemetery)
  • Annie Bullard. (Born Doubtfire. Housewife. GSW through head, 13/03/1922. Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Const, Jacob Rudolph Lotter (27/03/1922 Accidentally shot by a sentry, Buried Benoni Rynsoord Cemetery EC 250)
  • Sgt. Henry Hough Roux (Transvaal Scottish, Electrician, GSW of left chest, 12/03/1922,  buried Benoni Rynsoord)
  • L/Sgt Hooper, Frederick William (GSW through neck and spine, SAP, 12/031922. Buried in Benoni Cemetery)
  • Const. Hannant, Benjamin (SAP. GSW internal haemorrhage 11/03/1922. Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Const. Howe, Frederick Henry Ludwig (SAP. Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Const. Jordan, Addison Ridley (SAP. Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Const. Kruger, Nicholas Andries Cornelius (GSW Chest, 13/03/1922. SAP, buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Dennis Higgins (Civilian, buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Horace William Adcock (Civilian, buried Benoni Rynsoord Cemetery EC297)
  • Gert G Van Rooyen (Civilian, buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Cyrus St John Watts (Motor mechanic, GSW through neck. 11/03/1922. Buried Benoni Cemetery) (image on eGGSA)
  • Alfred Clifton Pengelly (Pengully on DN) (Underground miner 10/03/1922 GSW through heart, buried in Benoni Rynsoord)
  • Sidney George Beal (Fitter in a mine, GSW through chest 14/03/1922, headstone in Primrose/Benoni Cemetery)
  • Gnr. Matthys Johannes Lourens (Gunner SA Mounted Rifles. GSW chest and abdomen. 13/03/1922. Buried Benoni Rynsoord Cemetery EC 250) 
  • Maria Magdalena Truter (Housewife, 11/03/1922. Killed by a bomb dropped from aircraft, Buried Benoni)
  • Charlotte Enid Lombard (Housewife GSW neck and spine. 12/03/1922 Buried Benoni Rynsoord Cemetery DR) 
  • James James. (Butcher, GSW heart, 10/03/1922. Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Alec Zackey (school boy 11 yrs, 10/03/1922, GSW chest, buried Benoni Rynsoord Cemetery)
  • Dora Zackey (school girl 14 yrs, 10/03/1922, GSW head, buried Benoni Rynsoord Cemetery) 
  • Edward Adrian Solomon. (Miner, wounds and haemorrhage left lung. 13/03/1922 Buried Benoni cem)
  • Hermanus Johannes Redelinghuys (Underground miner, GSW, ? paralysis (record indistinct) 19/03/1922 Benoni cem) 
  • Christian Bains De Villiers (Miner underground, GSW through heart 10/03/1922. Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Dirk Hendrick Ackerman (Gold miner, compound fracture of skull, 28/02/1922, Buried in Benoni Rhynsoord Cemetery DR 329) 
  • Abraham Hermanus Bruwer (Miner underground, GSW chest and head. 13/03/1922 Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • Johannes Hendrik Jooste (Gold miner underground. GSW chest. 11/03/1922, Buried Benoni Cemetery)
  • William, No Surname (GSW through abdomen. 14/03/1922 Buried Benoni Native Cemetery)
  • Const. Van Heerden, Daniel Joachim (Buried  Boksburg Cemetery)
  • Sergt. Arthur James Haviside (Killed at Dunswart, 12/10/1922, buried in Boksburg  Cemetery)
  • Harry Ambrose Paulsen  (Barber. Bullet wound of skull and hammerblows. 13/03/1922 Boksburg Cem)
  • David Hermanus Lucas Krause. (Gold Miner. Puncture wound left flank. 28/03/1922 Boksburg Cem)
  • John Henry Erland/Erlank (Erlank on grave)  (Gold miner, GSW Skull and brain. 12 March 1922. Boksburg main Cemetery) (image on eGGSA)
  • Abselom or Abselon, No Surname (Concussion of brain. 16/03/1922. Buried Boksburg Cemetery)
  • Petrus Jacobus Francois Van Der Westhuizen (Underground gold miner, bullet wound of chest 10/03//1922 DR Church burial grounds Brakpan)
  • Louis Johannes Fourie (Underground gold miner, GSW around lung 10/03//1922 DR Church burial grounds Brakpan)
  • Catine (or Canteen), No Surname.  (Mine labourer, GSW of chest 10/03/1922. Buried Brakpan Mines, Brakpan)
  • Nat Const. Puza Kanyile or Konyile (Buried “Springs Native Cemetery” Body found 14/03/1922) 

Photographed graves:


Brown G, AV Higham AV -(03/1922)

Beal SG  – (12/03/1922)

Van Der Walt TJ (11/03/1922)


Joubert PP  (11/03/1922)


Hannant B  (10/03/1922)

Higgins D (10/03/1922)

Hooper FW  (12/03/1922)

Howe FHL (11/03/1922)

Adcock HW (10/03/1922)

Kruger NAC (10/03/1922)

Roux HH –    (12/03/1922)

Van Rooyen G (11/03/1922)

Zackey siblings. (10/03/1922).


Jordan AR

  Buried elsewhere  

Ross G – Roodepoort Old Cem (13/03/1922)

Taylor RW – Rebecca Str. PTA (10/03/1922)


Milne J – St John, Walmer (13/03/1922)

No 1  Military Cemetery Thaba Tshwane

Carey-Thomas WW – Voortrekkerhoogte (10/03/1922)

Gordon-Gray G – Voortrekkerhoogte (11/03/1922)

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