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PRETORIA (REBECCA STREET) CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Gauteng
Identified Casualties:
182

Location Information

Follow Church Street from the city centre in a westerly direction. Turn right into Rebecca Street and travel 1.1 kilometres to the cemetery entrance.

Visiting Information

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

Historical Information

The Provincial capital, Pretoria, named after the Voortrekker leader Pretorius, is also the seat of the South African government. It was an important military centre during the Second World War, with the Headquarters of Northern Command, a Military College, Military Hospital and a number of training camps. Most of the war graves of the 1939-1945 War in Pretoria are located in the Military Area on the southern outskirts of the city.