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GRAHAMSTOWN NEW CEMETERY

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Country:
South Africa
Locality:
Eastern Cape
Identified Casualties:
27

Location Information

Grahamstown is about 120 kilometres north-east of Port Elizabeth.

Follow the Port Elizabeth road up to the Industrial Area/Rautenbach Road sign. Turn right, then right again into the cemetery. The military block consists of two rows in the BESL Block.

Historical Information

A section of the cemetery was granted to the South African Legion (then known as the BESL) for the burial of ex-servicemen. When casualties occurred amongst those training at the local airfield, where No 44 Air School of the Empire Air Training Scheme was based, it was decided that burials should be effected in this plot.