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THABA TSHWANE (OLD NO.2) MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Gauteng
Identified Casualties:
194

Location Information

Travel through Thaba Tshwane and out past the old 1 Military Hospital in the direction of Krugersdorp. The entrance to the old military cemeteries is on the right just past the turn off to Valhalla. The cemetery is 1 kilometre beyond the Old No.1 cemetery.

Visiting Information

The graves are in a 1914-1918 group and a 1939-1945 group and are easy to find. The road gate is often locked and the keys may be obtained from the Military Police in Thaba Tshwane.

Historical Information

Thaba Tshwane (previously known as Voortrekkerhoogte and prior to that, Roberts Heights) was established as a garrison town by the British after the Anglo Boer War and taken over by South African Department of Defence after Union in 1910. It was and still is an important military town with many units and schools of the Army, Air Force and Medical Services.

No.4 South African General Hospital and No.1 Convalescent Camp were posted at Roberts Heights during the First World War. During the Second World War, No.110 Military General Hospital operated in Voortrekkerhoogte.

Thaba Tshwane (Old No.2) Military Cemetery contains 29 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all members of South African military or Labour Corps units. In addition, there are 165 Commonwealth burials and 1 Belgian burial of the Second World War.