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DURBAN (ORDNANCE ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Kwazulu Natal
Identified Casualties:
81
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
31.02309
Latitude:
-29.85282

Location Information

The cemetery (established in 1842) is situated close to the Old Fort at the corner of Ordnance Road and Wyatt Road. It is known locally as Wyatt Road Military Cemetery.

Visiting Information

The gate to the cemetery is normally locked. The key can be obtained from the office at the Durban (West Street) Cemetery during office hours, which include Saturdays.

Historical Information

Durban became a considerable hospital centre during the First World War; in May 1918, it contained No.3 South African General Hospital, seven other hospitals and two convalescent camps, to which sick and wounded were brought from East African and other theatres of War.

Durban (Ordnance Road) Military Cemetery contains 80 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.