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THABA TSHWANE (NEW) MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Gauteng
Identified Casualties:
293

Location Information

All the graves are in one plot with a Cross of Sacrifice.

Travelling from Pretoria city go past 1 Military Hospital and turn right at the large blocks of flats into Kwagga Road, which leads to the cemetery entrance.

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.

During the Second World War, No.110 Military General Hospital operated in Voortrekkerhoogte.

The Commission maintains 293 Commonwealth, 1 Greek and 1 Belgian burials of the Second World War and 1 non-war burial in this cemetery.