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List updated October 21, 2010

Country Total = 797

143 names on 4 memorials; 645 named graves and 7 graves of the unknown in 20 cemeteries

Completed = 793 (or 99.49%)

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Cemetery
SA War Dead #
SA serving in Non-SA units War Dead #
SA Unknown #
Rhodesia War Dead (includes Non-Rhodesia Units) #
Total
Status - Complete, Underway, Part Done
Volunteer
East Africa Memorial
16
.
.
28
44
Complete
Shayne McCann
Eldoret Cemetery
1
.
.
.
1
Complete
Brother Paul Brennan, at the Patrician Primary School in Eldoret
Gilgil War Cemetery
8
.
.
5
13
Complete
Shayne McCann
Kajiado Cemetery
4
2
.
1
7
Complete
Markus and Gail Rothlin / Harry Fecitt
Kisumu Cemetery
30
.
.
.
30
Complete
Bob Barnes / Harry Fecitt
Kitale Cemetery
2
.
.
.
2
.
.
Maktau Indian Cemetery
1
.
.
.
1
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Mombasa (Manyimbo) War Cemetery
2
.
.
.
2
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery
27
3
.
2
32
Part Done (31 of 32) - see missing list
Harry Fecitt
Mombasa British Memorial
40
1
.
.
41
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery
30
.
.
2
32
Complete
Markus and Gail Rothlin / Harry Fecitt
Nairobi (Kariokor) Cemetery
.
.
.
1
1
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Nairobi (Quarry Road) Muslim Cemetery
.
.
.
1
1
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Nairobi British and Indian Memorial
46
1
.
4
51
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Nairobi Memorial
1
.
.
6
7
Complete
Shayne McCann
Nairobi South Cemetery
43
10
.
6
59
Complete
Bob Barnes / Harry Fecitt / Markus and Gail Rothlin
Nairobi War Cemetery
131
2
.
34
167
Complete
Shayne McCann / Harry Fecitt
Nakuru North Cemetery
13
.
.
1
14
Complete
Bob Barnes / Shayne McCann
Nanyuki War Cemetery
32
.
.
2
34
Complete
Markus and Gail Rothlin / Bob Barnes / Shayne McCann
Nyeri War Cemetery
8
.
.
9
17
Complete
Shayne McCann
Taveta Military Cemetery
121
1
2
20
144
Complete
Harry Fecitt
Thika War Cemetery
1
.
.
4
5
Complete
Markus and Gail Rothlin
Voi Cemetery
73
2
1
12
88
Part Done (87 of 88) - Missing G C Potts - No Overview
Harry Fecitt

KITALE CEMETERY

As the cemetery has no permanent staff, it is kept locked with coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site, the code to the padlock can be obtained from either our Outer Area Office on 01628 507179, or our office in Kenya on 00 254 257 0594. Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200. Kitale is a small town 69 kilometres north-west of Eldoret (226 kilometres from Nairobi). The cemetery is located on the Cherangani Road, to the east of the town across the railway line. There are 2 Commonwealth burials here, a soldier and an airman who belonged to the South African Forces. The graves are kerbed, and are covered with low-growing flowering plants.

WARDROP, Captain, CHARLES HERBERT, 203116. South African Air Force. 7th January 1941. Plot E. Grave 19

WOLFE, Captain, WILLIAM COOPER, 168410. South African Reserve Mechanical Transport. 7th January 1941. Plot E. Grave 18

MOMBASA (MBARAKI) CEMETERY

As the cemetery has no permanent staff, it is kept locked with coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site, the code to the padlock can be obtained from either our Outer Area Office on 01628 507179, or our office in Kenya on 00 254 257 0594. Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200. Mombasa is an island off the Kenya Coast. Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery is a large civil cemetery, which contains war graves, plots as well as scattered war graves. The cemetery is located on the southern side of Mombasa island, on Mbaraki Road. Entering Mombasa via the vehicle ferry at the end of Nyerere Avenue, take the second left turn into Mbaraki Road. The road continues straight for a distance before bending round to the right. The large civil cemetery is on the right hand side of the road on the inside of the curve. The Cemetery fronts directly onto the road, from which the Cross of Sacrifice by the Second World War graves plot can easily be seen. The First World War graves are scattered on either side of the path running from north to south within the large surrounding civil cemetery, either individually or in plots. During the First World War, Mombasa was home to No.1 Base Hospital. Numerous wartime activities took place there during the Second World War and it was of some importance as a minor naval base. Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery contains 51 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 146 of the Second World War. There are also 28 non-war and two French war graves. The base of the Cross of Sacrifice in the cemetery forms the Mombasa British Memorial which records the names of 81 officers and men of the United Kingdom Corps and Regiments, of South, West and East African units and the West India Regiment, all of whom died during the First World War and were buried at sea off the East African coast.

FARR, Conductor, C E, T/589. South African Service Corps. 6th February 1917. III. C. 9

VOI CEMETERY

As the cemetery has no permanent staff, it is kept locked with coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site, the code to the padlock can be obtained from either our Outer Area Office on 01628 507179, or our office in Kenya on 00 254 257 0594. Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200. Voi is a small town approximately 160 kilometres from Mombasa and is just north of the main highway between Nairobi and Mombasa. Voi is reached by turning off the main highway and following the minor road to Voi centre. The cemetery is approximately 400 metres east of the railway station and there is a Commission sign opposite the entrance. The cemetery is surrounded by a green metal pale fence and is set back a small distance from the road. Voi became a hospital centre early in 1916. In the period August 1915 to December 1917, 100 burials were made in the cemetery and after the Armistice, a further 37 graves were brought in from Bura Military Cemetery (14 graves of the 2nd Loyal North Lancs, 29 September 1915), Maktau Military Cemetery (17 graves, largely 3 September 1915) and Tsavo Military Cemetery (six graves). The cemetery now contains 137 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, one of which is unidentified. The Commission also has responsibility for six non-war burials in the cemetery.

POTTS, Private, GEOFFREY CECIL, 930. 2nd Bn. Rhodesia Regiment. 8th May 1915. Age 33. Son of Geo. C. and Elizabeth Potts. Born at Gateshead-on-Tyne. I. A. 20.


Buried somewhere in Kenya – Unknown location

RANKIN D R DONALD ROBERTSON Yes Lieutenant 484934 16th/5th Lancers . 11-Feb-1972 28-Jul-1946 25 . . Pretoria, South Africa

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