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SIMON'S TOWN (DIDO VALLEY) CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
SIMON'S TOWN (DIDO VALLEY) CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Western Cape
Identified Casualties:
182

Location Information

The cemetery lies in a valley 3 kilometres North of Simon's Town. Follow the main road from Fish Hoek to Simon's Town. The cemetery is on the right, 1.4 kilometres from the turn off to Cape Town via Chapmans Park.

Visiting Information

It is advisable to consult the Secretary, CWGC South African Agency about the position of the graves.

Historical Information

Cape Town and nearby Simon's Town were the scene of massive shipping movements (including hospital ships) during both World Wars. 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 nearby Youngsfield Aerodrome.

Simon's Town (Dido Valley) Cemetery contains 77 burials of the First World War and 106 from the Second World War, 1 of which is unidentified. Most of the burials are of naval personnel. There are also 2 non-war burials in the Commission's care.