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List updated September 23, 2010

Country Total = 19

19 graves in 9 cemeteries

Completed = 0 (or 0.0%)

Cemetery
SA War Dead #
SA serving in Non-SA units War Dead #
Rhodesia War Dead #
Total
Status - Complete, Underway, Part Done
Volunteer
Enugu Township Cemetery
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0
1
1
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Ibadan (St. Anne) Church Cemetery
1
0
2
3
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Ibadan Military Cemetery
0
1
0
1
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Ibadan Roman Catholic Seminary Cemetery
1
0
0
1
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Maiduguri Cemetery
3
0
0
3
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Oshogbo Cemetery
0
0
1
1
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Yaba Cemetery
7
0
0
7
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Zaria European Cemetery
0
0
1
1
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Zungeru Cemetery
0
1
0
1
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Country Total
19

ENUGU TOWNSHIP CEMETERY

Enugu, the capital of the Eastern Region, is 193 kilometres north of Port Harcourt on the main railway line to Kaduna and Kano. Enugu Township Cemetery is near the Military Cemetery, which is situated on the left of the main road to Onitsha, just below Milliken Hill, and is 2 kilometres from the railway station. The 9 soldiers of the 1939-1945 War buried here are in the European Section of the cemetery, which also contains 1 burial of the 1914-1918 War. All the war graves are marked by headstones, surrounded by kerbs and covered with stone chippings.

WOOD, Serjeant, NORMAN COLLINS, S/1279. Rhodesia Regiment attd. Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.. 14th July 1942. Age 34. Son of Alfred Edward and Ethel May Wood; husband of Annie Hill Wood, of Lansdown, Bath, Somerset. European Sec. Grave 27.

IBADAN (ST. ANNE) CHURCH CEMETERY

This small cemetery is situated in the churchyard of St. Anne's Church, at St. Anne's-on-the-Hill on the road to Ijebu, almost 5 kilometres from Ibadan railway station. There are 8 war graves of the 1939-1945 War in the cemetery, which are marked by headstones, and a kerb encloses each.

FRITZ, Lieutenant (Pilot), PIETER DE J., 103005V. 2 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 7th May 1941. Age 22. Son of George P. Fritz and Magdalena P. R. Fritz, of Pretoria. Transvaal, South Africa Grave 12

Rhodesia Units

FRIEND, Serjeant, LIONEL, S/3207. Rhodesia Regiment attd. 3rd Bn. Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.. 11th January 1942. Grave 14.

SUGDEN, Serjeant, ROBERT LANCELOT STANGEN, M/23. Rhodesia Regiment attd. 1st Bn. Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.. 4th February 1942. Grave 16.

IBADAN MILITARY CEMETERY

The cemetery is situated in the Jericho district of Ibadan near the Forestry Department Research Centre, 3 kilometres from the railway station. The gateway constructed at the entrance to the cemetery is approached by a drive off the main road leading to the Government Rest House. In the centre of the cemetery stands the Cross of Sacrifice and there are eight denominational plots where the graves are distributed. There are 137 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, 6 of which are unidentified. There are 8 Foreign National burials and 17 non world war burials.

WOODS, Lieutenant, LESLIE BRECKON, 246162. General List attd. Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.. 1st September 1943. Age 26. Son of Vivian Ray Woods and Laura Edith Woods, of Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. European C. of E. Plot A. Grave 9

IBADAN ROMAN CATHOLIC SEMINARY CEMETERY

This small cemetery, which contains the grave of 1 South African airman, is in the grounds of the Roman Catholic Seminary. It is situated in a commanding site on top of a small hill on the Oke-Are district near the centre of the city, about 3 kilometres from the railway station. The grave, which is on the right hand side of the central path not far from the entrance, is marked by a Commission headstone, surrounded by a kerb and covered with stone chippings.

DIMMOCK, Lieutenant (Pilot), B R, 47412. 2 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 7th May 1941. Age 24. Son of John G. Dimmock, and of Octavia M. J. Dimmock, of Westonaria, Transvaal, South Africa

MAIDUGURI CEMETERY

The cemetery is in the town of Maiduguri. It is on the Circular Road, about 1 kilometre from Government House. There are 8 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here. There is also 1 Polish Foreign National burial.

BUCH, Air Corporal, I L, 99548. South African Air Force. 27th November 1942. Age 29. Son of M. Buch and Annie E. Buch, of Cape Town, South Africa European Sec. Coll. grave 2

LANGTON, Lieutenant, A B C, 117616. South African Air Force. 27th November 1942. Age 30. Son of Arthur H. Langton and Alice E. M. Langton, of Isipingo Beach, Natal, South Africa European Sec. Coll. grave 2

STRYDOM, Air Mechanic, PAUL J., 207636. South African Air Force. 27th November 1942. Age 34. Son of Lourens J. C. Strydom and Martha S. Strydom, of Vereeniging, Transvaal. South Africa; husband of Anna A. Strydom, of Vereeniging European Sec. Coll. grave 2

OSHOGBO CEMETERY

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221. Oshogbo, in the Oyo Province of the Western Region, lies approximately 113 kilometres north-east of Ibadan. The cemetery is situated on the main road to Ikirun about 2 kilometres from Oshogbo railway station. Oshogbo became a military centre during the war and one section of the cemetery was used for war burials. In addition to 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war, the cemetery contains 45 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war and one post-war grave - that of a civilian belonging to the Colonial Development Corporation. There are also 2 Polish Foreign National burials. The war graves are located in the central section of the cemetery, and are on either side of a path leading from the middle entrance gate on the southern side; the war graves are marked by Commission headstones, while that of the civilian is privately marked. This cemetery contains one burial of the First World War and 47 burials of the Second World War.

Name: TURKINGTON, GEORGE ROYCE
Initials: G R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 19/06/1943
Service No: 778562
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 2. Row B. Grave 2.

YABA CEMETERY

The cemetery is in Yaba, a suburb of Lagos. It is within a large civil cemetery known locally as Atan Cemetery which lies on the Eastern outskirts of Lagos, on University road, beyond Moorehouse Road and the Medical Research Institute. The cemetery contains the largest concentration of 1939-1945 war graves in Nigeria. The graves are arranged in four plots, the two plots at the far end where the Mohammedans and Pagans lie, being separated by an avenue from the two in the foreground, which contain the European and African Christian burials.

CURRIE, Lieutenant, W H, 542531V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Age 21. Son of Walter J. Currie, and of Nora Currie, of Highlands Rail Cape Province, South Africa Plot 4. Row L. Grave 2

HIATT, Air Mechanic, T C, 577227V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Age 32. Son of Thomas C. Hiatt and Violet Hiatt; husband of Phyllis M. Hiatt, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Plot 4. Row J. Grave 3

JORDAN, Air Mechanic, J J A, 279491V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Plot 4. Row K. Grave 2

KLATZKIN, Lieutenant, A, 329188V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Age 32. Husband of Dorothy J. Klatzkin, of Johannesburg Transvaal, South Africa Plot 4. Row L. Grave 1

McLOUGHLIN, Air Mechanic, H J M, 210296V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Age 22. Son of Arthur C. McLoughlin and Maria I. E. McLoughlin, of Port Elizabeth Cape Province, South Africa Plot 4. Row K. Grave 1

SARSON, Lieutenant, D G, 206473V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Age 25. Son of William J. Sarson and Elizabeth Sarson, of Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa husband of Joan K. Sarson Plot 4. Row K. Grave 3

VILJOEN, Lieutenant, J S, 328804V. 26 Sqdn. South African Air Force. 17th January 1945. Age 25. Son of Daniel A. Viljoen, and of Lilian M. Viljoen, of Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa Plot 4. Row L. Grave 3

ZARIA EUROPEAN CEMETERY

Zaria is in Zaria Province in the Northern Region of Nigeria, approximately 81 kilometres by road north of Kaduna. The European Cemetery is a small walled cemetery close to the Baptist Mission, off Western Way and Circular Road. Commonwealth war graves from both World Wars will be found in the cemetery. The Zaria Memorial is located about 1 kilometre east of Zaria European Cemetery at GPS reference N11 degrees 6 minutes 21 seconds, E7 degrees 43 minutes 12 seconds. The Memorial was erected by public subscription and commemorates 330 Commonwealth soldiers belonging to the 1st and 5th Battalions of the Nigeria Regiment who lost their lives during the 1914-1918 War. There are 5 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 4 of the 1939-1945 war.

LACOMBRE, Serjeant, S P B, 3084/1485. Rhodesia Regiment attd. 3rd Bn. Nigeria Regiment, R.W.A.F.F.. 10th March 1940. Grave 27.

ZUNGERU CEMETERY BERRY W H WILLIAM HENRY Serjeant 11130 Worcestershire Regiment 6th Bn. attd. 1st Nigeria Regiment, W.A.F.F. 9-Jun-16 0 Died in West Africa Born and resided in Cape Town, South Africa. Enlisted in Wynberg. Ref. Soldiers Died in Great War CD


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