South Africa War Graves Project



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In Remembrance of
South Africa's War Dead


A South African Soldier of the Great War - Known Unto God. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, France.


Photo © the late Fred Killick

The South Africa War Graves Project

The goal of the South Africa War Graves Project is to archive photographs of every single South African & Rhodesian war grave from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War, Bambatha Rebellion, WW1, Rand Revolt, WW2, Korea, Freedom Struggle, Angola-Border War, Non World War and Police to present day. These photos will either be in the format of a picture of a headstone or a name on a memorial. These photos will eventually be made freely to the family, friends of the deceased serviceperson, school groups, veterans groups and MOTH shell-holes through this website.

Most of the families and friends of South Africa's (and Rhodesia's) war dead will never get a chance to visit the graves of these fallen service people due to the distances and expenses involved with such a journey. Hopefully by archiving these photos we will be able to close a missing chapter in many people’s lives by supplying them a photo of the last resting place of a loved one. By archiving these photos will have created an online South African and Rhodesian national war cemetery. The future generations in turn will hopefully be able to learn from this archive, remember and never forget.

Latest News and Updates

***NOTE*** - November 9, 2013 - we went live with our online database!

Thousands and thousands of records have been updated. Have you searched for your relative yet? We constantly update hundreds of records a day to the online database. Watch this space for more details or visit us on Facebook!

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24 June 2018 - Note we have been behind in updating the website homepage and spreadsheet list, the online database is updated daily. Our efforts are concentrated there. We are always looking to add new information, complete first names, dates of birth, family details and are always looking for photos. On average 50 records a day are updated. If you have any information or photos you can share it would be appreciated.

24 June 2018 - Israel page updated.

November 28, 2017 - Nigeria page updated.



Our Sister Projects

Maple Leaf Legacy Project

British War Memorial Project

Australian War Graves Photographic Archive

In From the Cold Project


Link to us

South African & Rhodesian war graves (known to date) including Bambatha Rebellion / Rand Revolt / Korea / Border War / Non World War / Police casualties

war graves or names on memorials have been photographed

Project Address
Ralph McLean
2350 - 27th Avenue
Edmonton , Alberta
T6T 0A6

hits since
September 2004

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