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Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery

  • Country South Africa
  • Total identified casualties 284 Find these casualties
  • Region Gauteng
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -26.19806, Longitude: 28.01538

Location information

Take the Smit Street off-ramp from the M1 and turn in the direction of Brixton. Follow Smit Street which becomes 17th Avenue for three blocks and this large cemetery is on the right. A War Cross is erected in the cemetery, as well as a memorial to the South African Scottish.

Visiting information

The cemetery is open between 07.00 and 17.00 daily.

Please consult the cemetery office or the Secretary, CWGC South African Agency - Tel and Fax: (27) 12 663 7285 E-Mail: - on the position of the graves, all of which are scattered.

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History information

During the Second World War, there was a large military wing in the Johannesburg General Hospital and military hospitals at Baragwanath and Cottesloe. The Baragwanath hospital handled a large number of casualties sent from the Middle East. Flying training under the Empire Air Training Scheme was conducted on a considerable scale from the Baragwanath airfield. Further to the south-west at Lenz was the largest ammunition depot in South Africa.

Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery contains 124 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 153 from the First World War.