Monthly Archives: July 2014


This morning the Commonwealth War Graves Commission announced their #lestweforget social media campaign via Twitter. Their tweet gave me an idea about how to rescue from obscurity the South Africans whose deaths are commemorated in the UK, and for this I need … Continue reading

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Film clip of South African Military Hospital in Richmond Park

The Imperial War Museum holds in its collections a short film showing the South African Military Hospital in Richmond Park, which I’ve drawn to the attention of  the Museum of Richmond in the hope they will be able to project it at their … Continue reading

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Common Cause…and thank you, Scotland, you remembered

During the years following her withdrawal from the Commonwealth, South Africa was not officially represented at the annual National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, although throughout the long years of isolation, South African veterans were able to participate in the march past of ex-servicemen which … Continue reading

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