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South Africa

The War Dead of South Africa

The total number of South African war dead of the two world wars commemorated  throughout the world by the Commission is 21,418. Outside South Africa, the countries in which the largest number of South African war dead are commemorated are France, Egypt, Italy, the United Kingdom, Tanzania and Belgium.

The Commission's South African Agency was established in 1921 with responsibility for the Commonwealth War Graves in South Africa and Namibia. In South Africa, the Agency cares for 8,440 casualties in 602 burial sites, and 427 casualties in 32  sites in Namibia.

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South African Department of Defence

South African War Graves

South Africa and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Let Us Die Like Brothers (Commission Educational Resource - CD Rom available on request)