SIMON'S TOWN (DIDO VALLEY) CEMETERY

Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Total identified casualties 182 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War

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 (telephone 012 663 7285) about the position of the 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.

History 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.

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