Barry, John b. February 1, 1873 d. January 8, 1901 2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, British Army. At Monument Hill, South Africa, in the late night of January 7 and early morning of January 8, 1901, Private Barry's position was attacked by enemy Boer forces. Although surrounded by the Boers, Private Barry fought and smashed the breach of his Maxim gun, thus rendering it useless to its captors. In doing so he gave his life for his fellow...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Belfast Cemetery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Goldin, Brett b. 1978 d. April 17, 2006 Actor. He was born and died in South Africa. He was a respected actor on stage and screen. On stage, he is remembered for his work in the play "Pick Ups" and he was appearing as Guildenstern in Janet Suzman's production of Hamlet. His film credits include the horror film "Slash," "Proteus" and "The Crazy Monkey Movie." Sadly, his body and the boyd of fashion designer Richard Bloom were found naked in a field, having been shot in the head. Five men were arrested when they were caught using...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) West Park Cemetery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Plot: Jewish Section
Reid, Oswald Austin b. November 2, 1893 d. October 26, 1920 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, British Army. On the dates of March 8-10, 1917 at Diala River, Mesopotamia, Captain Reid was in command of a small post of troops on the opposite side of the river. After his lines of communication had been cut by the sinking of the pontoons, he maintained this position against constant enemy attacks of bombs, machine-gun and rifle fire. Even though...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Plot: No. 22932, Section EC.