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CAPE TOWN (KLIP, GRASSY PARK) CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
CAPE TOWN (KLIP, GRASSY PARK) CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Western Cape
Identified Casualties:
188
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
18.49491
Latitude:
-34.04063

Location Information

From the M5 (Prince George Avenue) turn into Grassy Park in Victoria Road, and then left into Klip Road, and the cemetery entrance is on the left. Continue straight on from the cemetery entrance for the military plot.

Visiting Information

Consult the cemetery office or the Secretary CWGC South African Agency (Tel. 0027 12 663 7258) regarding the position of the scattered graves. There is the potential for attacks in the vicinity of the cemetery. All visitors are strongly advised to take care and not carry valuables or leave them on display in vehicles.

Historical Information

Cape Town and the nearby Simon's Town were the scene of massive shipping movements (including hospital ships) during both World Wars, and there were military hospitals at Maitland and Wynberg. During the Second World War, naval and maritime air operations were conducted from the area. Instruction under the Empire Air Training scheme was conducted at 65 and 66 Air School at Youngsfield Aerodrome in the Wynberg area, and the Fleet Air Arm was established at the Wingfield Aerodrome.

Cape Town (Klip, Grassy Park) Cemetery contains two Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 185 from the Second World War.