City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng South Africa
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
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. Thaba Tshwane (previously Voortrekkerhoogte, originally 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 cemetery contains 293 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Total number of Identified Casualties: 296 (text added by Geoffrey Gillon and used with the kind permission of CWGC)
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