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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), Val MacKeown (+ 09/2014) and Rudi Van Dijk ( +12/2018) On a busy corner of Johannesburg, right next to the Smit Street on-ramp of the M1 North highway, we may find the only … Continue reading

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