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JOHANNESBURG (BRIXTON) CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Gauteng
Identified Casualties:
277
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
28.01538
Latitude:
-26.19806

Location Information

A War Cross is erected in the cemetery, as well as a memorial to the South African Scottish.

Take the Smit Street off-ramp from the M1 and turn in the direction of Brixton. Follow Smit Street which becomes 17th Avenue for three blocks and this large cemetery is on the right.

Visiting Information

The cemetery is open between 07.00 and 17.00 daily.
Please consult the cemetery office or the Secretary, CWGC South African Agency - Tel and Fax: (27) 12 663 7285 E-Mail: cwgc@mweb.co.za - on the position of the graves, all of which are scattered.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, there was a large military wing in the Johannesburg General Hospital and military hospitals at Baragwanath and Cottesloe. The Baragwanath hospital handled a large number of casualties sent from the Middle East. Flying training under the Empire Air Training Scheme was conducted on a considerable scale from the Baragwanath airfield. Further to the south-west at Lenz was the largest ammunition depot in South Africa.

Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery contains 124 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 153 from the First World War.