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List updated November 29, 2014

Country Total = 29

29 graves in 5 cemeteries

Completed = 2 (or 0.68%)

Cemetery
SA War Dead #
SA serving in Non-SA units War Dead #
Total
Status - Complete, Underway, Part Done
Volunteer
Bone War Cemetery, Annaba
9
2
11
.
.
Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery
11
1
12
.
.
El Alia Cemetery
1
1
2
.
.
La Reunion War Cemetery
1
1
2
.
.
La Petit Lac War Cemetery
2
.
2
Complete
Hans van Uffelen
Country Total
29

BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA

Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
Location Information: The cemetery adjoins a children's amusement and leisure park, approximately 400 metres off Route N44 between Annaba and Constantine, on the road to Saraidi. It is about 5 kilometres west of Annaba.
Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. Bone was occupied by Allied forces on 12 November 1942 and became important as a supply port, and for its airfield. The 70th General Hospital was there during the early months of 1943. Bone War Cemetery contains 868 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also 14 non-war burials, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service. The cemetery also contains one First World War burial which was transferred here from Bone Communal Cemetery.

AULD, Lieutenant (Obs.), W. McG. M., 542424V. 17 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 16th June 1944. Age 30. Son of William Auld, and of Annie Auld, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa VIII. F. 11

BORGEN, Lieutenant (Pilot), T F, 224537V. 17 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 16th June 1944. Age 28. Son of Martin and Laura Borgen, of Malvern, Natal, South Africa VIII. F. 13

DAWSON, Warrant Officer Class I (W.Op./Air Gnr.), J G, 326533V. 17 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 16th June 1944. Age 19. Son of Hubert M. Dawson, and of Florence M. Dawson, of Malvern, Natal, South Africa VIII. F. 12

HUTTON, Private, W, 277171 V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 4th August 1944. VIII. D. 5

JOHNSON, Private, H, C1287767V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 28th March 1944. Age 29. Son of Viner Johnson, and of Elizabeth Johnson, of Holpan, Cape Province, South Africa; husband of Lizzie Johnson I. A. 1

KOK, Private, RICHARD G., C/168310V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 7th June 1944. Age 36. Son of Cornelius N. and Magdalena Kok, of Kokstad, Cape Province, South Africa I. G. 3

SOETWATER, Private, K, C/286661V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 2nd July 1944. Age 38. Son of Koeraat and Nellie Soetwater; husband of Lena Soetwater, of Jansenville, Cape Province, South Africa I. G. 1

THERON, Private, C N, C/322470V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 11th July 1944. Age 18. Son of Cornelius and Catherina Theron, of Kenhardt, Cape Province, South Africa VIII. D. 10

THOMAS, Private, J, C/567757V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 4th August 1944. VIII. D. 6

SA Other Unit

MUCHENBERG, Assistant Steward (1st Class), W, S.S. Hermion. Australian Merchant Navy. 18th April 1944. Son of Lucy Doris Muchenberg, of York, South Africa. III. A. 18

MAGAGULA K KAMANDANE Private SW/3546 African Pioneer Corps (H.C.T.) 25-Jul-44 26 I. G. 4. Died on active service Husband of Makombose Mahlalela. Ref. 1939-45 SA ROH

DELY IBRAHIM WAR CEMETERY

Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
Location Information: Dely Ibrahim is a suburb about 10 kilometres south-west of Algiers on the road to Blida. The War Cemetery is located just off the main road and next to the German Military Cemetery. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 36.751045, Longitude: 2.987723.
Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery contains 494 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 11 war graves of other nationalities. There are also 25 non-war graves, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service.

ABBOTT, Air Mechanic, C P, 307707V. South African Air Force. 27th May 1945. 1. K. 8

BREYTENBACH, Lieutenant, JOHN H. E., 47966V. 28 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 22nd September 1945. 2. J. 4

CRAGG, Chief Petty Officer, EDWARD, 70937V. H.M.S.A.S. Gamtoos. South African Naval Forces. 25th July 1944. 4. G. 4

GUMEDE, Private, J, N/44850V. Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 15th January 1945. 2. K. 4

KEKANE, Private, F, N/66178V. Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 21st July 1945. 1. K. 2

MOKOENA, Private, G, N/60169. Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 20th September 1944. 3. R. 17

OLYN, Private, F, C/319259v. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 8th May 1945. 1. K. 10

POTGIETER, Private, W, C/286281V. Cape Corps, S.A. Forces. 18th January 1945. 2. K. 3

SEITH, Air Mechanic, E A, 328018V. 28 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 7th May 1945. Age 20. Son of Edward A. and Louisa M. Seith, of Cape Town, South Africa 1. K. 11

SIRMONPONG, Lance Corporal, S, M/14645V. Indian and Malay Corps, S.A. Forces. 15th January 1945. 2. K. 6

TORRINGTON, Air Mechanic, D W N, 279770V. 28 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 7th May 1945. Age 19. Son of William J. H. and Freda M. Torrington, of Cape Town, South Africa 1. K. 12

SA Other Unit

VILANA N NGEKLEWI Private SW/1778 African Pioneer Corps (H.C.T.) 1993 (Swazi) Coy. 06-Nov-44 22 3. A. 17. Died on active service Ref. 1939-45 SA ROH


EL ALIA CEMETERY

Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
Location Information: El Alia Cemetery is approximately 13 kilometres south-east of Algiers on the road to El Harrach and is situated within a large civilian cemetery. The Commonwealth plot is approximately 400 metres from the main gate, and is reached by turning left at the end of the central avenue.
Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. The cemetery was originally an Allied war cemetery, but was taken over as a civilian cemetery by the municipal authorities when most of the non-Commonwealth war graves were moved to other burial places. El Alia Cemetery now contains 368 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Eight war graves of other nationalities remain in the Commonwealth plot and there are also 15 non-war graves, mostly of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service.

CROSS, Lieutenant, CHARLES, 145781V. South African Air Force. 12th June 1943. 12. G. 8

EARP-JONES, Flight Sergeant (Nav./Bomber), CHARLES LAWRENCE, 777850. 150 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26th February 1943. Of South Africa. 12. K. 34

LA REUNION WAR CEMETERY

Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked so it is possible to visit at all times. The cemetery register and visitors' books are not available however, outside of the gardeners working hours which are Saturday to Wednesday 07.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
Location Information: The cemetery is approximately 14 kilometres south-west of Bejaia on Route N12 to Algiers, which is approximately 250 kilometres west of Bejaia. GPS Co-ordinates: 36.706253, 4.972770
Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. Bejaia (formerly Bougie) was the landing place of the 36th Infantry Brigade Group on 11 November 1942. La Reunion War Cemetery contains 211 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

BLUCHER, Lieutenant, CHARLES NICOLAS JOHN, 104835. 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry. Royal Armoured Corps. 22nd May 1943. Age 28. Son of Count Lothair Blucher and Countess Louise Blucher, of Rooihenwel-Botriver, Cape Province, South Africa. 2. D. 2

RUDDLE, Second Lieutenant (Pilot), C H G, 328463V. South African Air Force. 21st January 1944. Age 20. Son of Cecil R. and Minnie C. Ruddle, of Redhouse, Cape Province, South Africa 1. C. 4

LE PETIT LAC CEMETERY

Visiting Information: The cemetery register and visitors' book are kept in the gatehouse by the entrance gates. Before considering a visit to Algeria the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
Location Information: Le Petit Lac Cemetery is situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Oran, approximately 4 kilometres from the Place Foch, in the centre of the town. The entrance is on the Avenue de Sidi Chami, where the road forks right to Le Petit Lac. The Commonwealth war plot lies approximately 180 metres from the entrance, on the right of the main path.
Historical Information: Allied troops made a series of landings on the Algerian coast in early November 1942. From there, they swept east into Tunisia, where the North African campaign came to an end in May 1943 with the surrender of the Axis forces. The assault landings in the harbour at Oran failed, with heavy casualties, but landings east and west of the port were successful. Le Petit Lac Cemetery contains 200 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 50 of them unidentified, and ten war graves of other nationalities. There are also 14 non-war burials, all of merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service. The cemetery also contains ten First World War burials which were brought here from Oran (Tamashouet) Cemetery in 1959. These include seven casualties of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, who died as a result of a submarine attack on the transport 'Mercian' in November 1915.

BILSE, Lieutenant (Pilot), DENIS OSWALD, 328283V. 216 (R.A.F.). South African Air Force. 3rd June 1944. Age 21. Son of Oswald R. and Alice M. Bilse, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Plot E. Row D. Grave 6

COHEN, Captain, PHILIP, 311995V. South African Medical Corps. 3rd June 1944. Age 30. Son of Harris and Sarah R. Cohen, of Cape Town, South Africa M.B., Ch .B Plot E. Row C. Grave 33

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