THABA TSHWANE (NEW) MILITARY CEMETERY

Country South Africa
Region Gauteng
Total identified casualties 295 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: -25.78214
Longitude: 28.12179

Location Information

All the graves are in one plot with a Cross of Sacrifice. Travelling from Pretoria city go past 1 Military Hospital and turn right at the large blocks of flats into Kwagga Road, which leads to the cemetery entrance.


History Information

Thaba Tshwane (previously known as Voortrekkerhoogte and prior to that, Roberts Heights) was established as a garrison town by the British after the Anglo Boer War and taken over by South African Department of Defence after Union in 1910. It was and still is an important military town with many units and schools of the Army, Air Force and Medical Services. During the Second World War, No.110 Military General Hospital operated in Voortrekkerhoogte. The Commission maintains 293 Commonwealth, 1 Greek and 1 Belgian burials of the Second World War and 1 non-war burial in this cemetery.

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Location: South Africa, Gauteng

Number of casualties: 195

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Location: South Africa, Gauteng

Number of casualties: 269

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Number of casualties: 182