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South Africa - Limpopo Cemeteries

List updated March 18, 2014

Province Total = 176

176 graves in 28 cemeteries

Completed = 85 (or 48.67%)

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Known Burial Locations of Border War / Non World War / Police graves = 84

For Border War lists see our database listed on home page, however known numbers included in listing below.

Keep an eye out for any extra Boer War, Border War, Rand Revolt, Police graves or any other interesting military or police graves. When in doubt take a pic and we'll sort it out on the back end.

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The National Coordinator Terry Cawood can be contacted for all lists. He may also have extra details of Boer War cems.

Locality Cemetery
SA War Dead #
Border War (Known)
Brit WD#
Total
Status - Complete, Underway, Part Done
Volunteer
LATITUDE
LONGITUDE
Limpopo Province 5 SFR Cemetery, Ba-Phalaborwa
0
8
.
8
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Baksburg Location Cemetery, Potgietersrust
1
.
.
.
need H DIKGASHU NMC 1946 not commemorated by CWGC
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Buysdorp Cemetery
1
.
.
1
.
.
-23.06553
29.39303
Limpopo Province Deelkraal Farm Burial Ground, Soekmkaar
1
.
.
1
.
.
-23.45617
29.86767
Limpopo Province Diepkloof Farm Burial Ground, Groblersdal
1
.
.
1
Complete
Christo & Luana Schutte
-25.16014
29.50978
Limpopo Province Groenendal Farm Burial Ground, Dwaalboom
1
.
.
1
.
.
-24.55972
26.90108
Limpopo Province Grootvlei Farm Cemetery
1
.
.
1
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Haenertsburg Area Cemetery
1
.
.
1
need 1 SANLB man not commemorated
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Madjadiskloof Cemetery
1
.
.
1
.
.
-23.68929
30.14160
Limpopo Province Makhado (or Louis Trichardt) Area Cemetery
2
2
.
4
need 2 SANLB men not commemorated & 2 Border
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Makhado (or Louis Trichardt) Cemetery
1
6
.
7
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Makopane (or Potgietersrust) Area Cemetery
2
.
.
2
need 2 SANLB men not commemorated
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Makopane (or Potgietersrust) Cemetery
4
16
.
20
Complete
Christo Schutte / Terry Cawood
-24.17421
29.02071
Limpopo Province Mansfield Farm Burial Ground, Waterpoort
1
.
.
1
.
.
-22.76377
29.47052
Limpopo Province Mowkop Farm Burial Ground, Louis Trichardt
1
.
.
1
.
.
-23.02562
29.94806
Limpopo Province Musina (or Messina) Cemetery
1
0
.
1
.
.
-22.34395
30.05075
Limpopo Province Musina (or Messina) New Cemetery
5
.
5
Complete
eGSSA
-22.21821
30.01590
Limpopo Province Naboomspruit Cemetery
2
7
.
9
Part Done (7 of 9) - Missing D N Janse Van Rensburg 1981 & J C Van Emmenis 1997 (Border War)
Terry Cawood
-24.52069
28.71709
Limpopo Province Nylstroom (Modimoli) Cemetery
0
6
.
6
Complete
Terry Cawood
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Olievenbosch Farm Cemetery
1
.
.
1
.
.
-24.76148
27.75821
Limpopo Province Paardedrift Farm Burial Ground, Olyfberg
1
.
.
1
.
.
-23.77803
29.95222
Limpopo Province Phalaborwa Area Cemetery ?
0
1
.
1
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Phalaborwa Town Cemetery
0
3
.
3
Complete
Christo Schutte
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Polokwane (or Pietersburg) Area Cemetery ?
7
2
.
9
7 SANLB not commemorated and A F Bosch & R W Glyn
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Polokwane (or Pietersburg) Cemetery
27
8
6
41
Complete
Christo Schutte / Tony Ellis
-23.90811
29.44634
Limpopo Province Rhenosterpoort Farm Burial Ground
1
.
.
1
.
.
-24.51230
27.87910
Limpopo Province Rietdal Farm Burial Ground, Leeupoort
1
.
.
1
.
.
-24.43680
27.77522
Limpopo Province Roedtan Cemetery
0
1
.
1
Complete
Terry Cawood
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Schoonoord Burial Ground, Sekhukune
1
.
.
1
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Sekukuniland Area Cemetery
2
.
.
2
need 2 SANLB men not commemorated
Limpopo Province Sibasa Area Cemetery
1
.
.
1
need 1 SANLB man not commemorated
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Syferkuil Farm Burial Ground, Pietersburg
1
.
.
1
.
.
-23.86096
29.69905
Limpopo Province Thabazimbi Cemetery
0
5
.
5
Complete
Terry Cawood
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Thohoyandou (Venda) Area Cemetery
0
1
.
1
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Tzaneen (New) Cemetery
0
1
.
1
Complete
eGSSA
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Tzaneen Cemetery
1
.
.
1
Complete
Christo Schutte
-23.83046
30.16319
Limpopo Province Tzaneen Estate Cemetery
0
.
1
1
.
.
-23.80101
30.12680
Limpopo Province Vaalwater Cemetery
0
1
.
1
.
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Warmbaths (Bela Bela) Cemetery
9
11
.
20
Part Done (19 of 20) - Missing J J Lombard 1970
Terry Cawood
-24.89158
28.30473
Limpopo Province Waterburg Area Cemetery
1
0
.
1
need 1 SANLB man not commemorated
.
Need GPS
Need GPS
Limpopo Province Zandfontein Farm Burial Ground, Waterburg
10
.
.
10
Complete
Annamarie Folkus
-24.66469
27.81056
. .
86
84
7
176
.
.

 

LIMPOPO

2 graves are in UNKNOWN cemeteries

Limpopo Province UNKNOWN CEMETERY FARAKE Z ZWAARTBOOI Leader 6725 South African Native Labour Corps 7-Sep-17 0 Died of tuberculosis, at Pietersburg Attested at Durban ***Not yet accepted for War Grave Status by CWGC, need service file

Limpopo Province UNKNOWN CEMETERY SHIFULARO J JOHN Labourer 3704 South African Native Labour Corps Sanitary Section 4-Sep-17 0 Died of malaria, at Sibasa Attested at Johannesburg ***Not yet accepted for War Grave Status by CWGC, need service file

 

BELA-BELA (WARMBATHS) CEMETERY

Location notes:

The cemetery is situated between the main cemetery and the Muslim Cemetery on the road between the town and the N1 Freeway.

Historical notes:

During the early part of the Second World War a Military Camp was established in this area. It was later used as an Italian Prisoner-of-War Camp. The cemetery contains the graves of South African soldiers, 1 of which could not be located and is marked by a Special Memorial bearing the inscription "KNOWN TO BE BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY".

Commonwealth War Dead 1939-1945

ACKERMAN, Private, J, M/27207, Indian and Malay Corps, S.A. Forces. 7 July 1945. Age 25. Son of Stefanus and Martha Ackerman, of Johannesburg.

ASHILUNDO, Private, DAVID, N/46682, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 18 December 1942.

HAIDUA, Private, MICHAEL H., N/45586, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 18 July 1942.

HAMNYERA, Private, PAULUS, N/46884, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 23 August 1942. Son of Karungu Hamngera.

KABIZIKEHEWA, Private, PALMINAS, N/46582, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 30 August 1942. Age 24. Son of Joel and Tushelde Kabizikehewa.

KULAVOKA, Private, VICTORINU, N/45441, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 18 October 1942. Son of Kulavoka. Grave Ref. Spec. Memorial.

LETUKA, Private, QUNYONGO, N/33935, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 7 February 1944. Age 29. Son of Letuka Mlindazwe and Nosajeni Tuka, of Lady Frere.

MALUSE, Private, J, N/80096, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 14 March 1947.

TSOLO, Private, J S, N/33564, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 2 November 1941. Son of Pule and Mapitso; husband of Matankiso Jane, of Lithabaneng, Basutoland.


BUYSDORP CEMETERY

Location notes:

The village cemetery, it is in the main road.

SMUTS, Private, N, M/18569, Indian and Malay Corps, S.A. Forces. 18 June 1946.


DEELKRAAL FARM BURIAL GROUND, MORABENG

RAMETSE, Sergeant, J T, N/7514, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 23 May 1947. Age 33. Son of Cornelius and Johanna Rametse, of Zoekmekaar.


GROENENDAL FARM BURIAL GROUND, DWAALBOOM

LEE, Private, CHAREL JOHANNES, 196802, 2nd, South African Police. 25 May 1945. Age 28. Son of Charel J. Lee and Anna Lee; husband of Maria A. Lee, of Florida.


GROOTVLEI FARM CEMETERY

SCHEEPERS, Sergeant, F J J, Waterberg Commando. Shot by rebels after capture 11 November 1914.


MADJADISKLOOF CEMETERY

Location notes:

The town cemetery, it is situated in Mabel Street.

MABALA, Private, P, N/15412, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 28 March 1945. Grave Ref. Grave 5/21.


MAKHADO (OR LOUIS TRICHARDT) CEMETERY

Location notes:

The town cemetery, it is situated at the end of Kort Street.

VAN DER MERWE, Private, C J A, 102, Essential Services Protection Corps, S.A. Forces. 11 April 1940. Grave Ref. Grave 586.


MAKOPANE (OR POTGIETERSRUST) CEMETERY

Location notes:

The town cemetery, it is situated beyond the railway line in Hooge Street.

BEZUIDENHOUT, Sergeant, H C, 40892V, General Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 11 November 1947. Grave Ref. D.R. Sec. Grave 28.

JANSE VAN RENSBURG, Private, W C, 323187V, 1st Reserve Brigade, S.A. Forces. 12 June 1943. Age 44. Husband of C. M. Janse van Rensburg, of Potgietersrust. Grave Ref. Grave 18.

NEILSON, Air Corporal, W, 96380V, South African Air Force. 6 January 1946. Son of Mrs H Neilson of Denistown, Glasgow, Scotland. Grave Ref. J. Sec. Grave 17.

POTGIETER, Air Mechanic, F, 101276, South African Air Force. 22 February 1942. Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Potgieter, of Ladysmith, Natal. Grave Ref. D.R. Sec. Grave 29.


MANSFIELD FARM BURIAL GROUND, WATERPOORT

GIBSON, Corporal, CRAIG, 58259, Q Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 3 September 1943. Age 53. Son of Henry J. Gibson and Mary A. Gibson; husband of J. E. Gibson, of Zoutpansberg.


MOWKOP FARM BURIAL GROUND, MAKHADO (LOUIS TRICHARDT)

MDUMELA, Private, J, N/68046, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 14 November 1945. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ravelle Mdumela of Louis Trichardt.


MUSINA (OR MESSINA) CEMETERY

Location notes:

The old town cemetery, it is situated on the golf course in Limpopo Street.

TERBLANCHE, Private, JAMES, 188608, Technical Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 27 January 1943. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Terblanche, of Messina. Grave Ref. Grave 180.


NABOOMSPRUIT CEMETERY

Location notes:

The town cemetery, it is situated in 1st Street, in the industrial area.

HONIBALL, Staff Sergeant, JOHN, 188543V, General Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 27 October 1945. Age 42. Son of George F. Honiball and Helena M. Honiball; husband of M. Julia Honiball, of Naboomspruit. Grave Ref. Grave 219.

STRYDOM, Corporal, BAREND H., 55811, "Q" Service Corps., Q Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 5 November 1945. Age 34. Son of Adriaan P. Strydom and Anna M. J. Strydom; husband of S. A. C. Strydom, of Naboomspruit. Grave Ref. Grave 220.


OLIEVENBOSCH FARM CEMETERY

HITCHCOCK, Burgher, H H, Geysers Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.


PAARDEDRIFT FARM BURIAL GROUND, OLYFBERG

SMITH, Trooper, PHILLIPUS, 238727, South African Tank Corps. 22 March 1943. Age 38. Son of William G. Smith and Anna M. Smith; husband of A. M. Smith, of Olyfberg.


POLOKWANE (OR PIETERSBURG) CEMETERY

Location notes:

The town cemetery is located fronting onto Dahl Street. The war graves are in the old section between Grobler Street and Jorrisen Street.

Historical notes:

No 26 Air School, of the Empire Training Scheme was established here during the Second World War. The three casualties of the First World War buried here in the British Gardens of Remembrance were originaly buried at Warmbaths but mistakenly exhumed and re-intered together with remains of soldiers of the Anglo Boer War.

Commonwealth War Dead 1914-1918

DE VILLIERS, Commandant, D J, Zoutpansberg Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 27 November 1914. Grave Ref. I.D.R. 41.

DEWRANCE, Burgher, H J, Geysers Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 6 November 1914. Grave Ref. British Garden of Remembrance.

JOHNSON, Burgher, W S, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914. Grave Ref. British Garden of Remembrance.

MAPHAM, Burgher, GEORGE WILLIAM, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. Killed in action 5 December 1914. Age 34. Grave Ref. British Garden of Remembrance.


Commonwealth War Dead 1939-1945

ADAMS, Aircraftman 2nd Class, GORDON SOMERVILLE, 1150893, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 3 April 1944. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 13.

CAHILL, Sapper, A F, 172226, South African Engineer Corps. 26 July 1940. Age 30. Husband of V M Cahill, of Kimberley. Grave Ref. C. of E. Plot. Row 8. Grave 2.

CLIFT, Captain, RICHARD, 47636, South African Air Force. 16 December 1942. Age 33. Son of John W Clift and Harriet Clift, of Wellington, Shropshire, England. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 3.

DE MEYER, Private, J P, 77196, Regiment Botha, S.A. Forces. 22 November 1945. Grave Ref. New United Dutch Plot. Row 3. Grave 12.

DU PLOOY, Air Woman (Miss.) F, F/267319, Women's Auxiliary Air Force (S.A.A.F.). 26 November 1942. Age 20. Daughter of Mrs. J H. du Plooy, of Johannesburg. Grave Ref. New United Dutch Plot. Row 2. Grave 19.

DU PRE, Lieutenant, GERARD WILLIAM, 215614, South African Air Force. 6 December 1943. Age 27. Son of Jacobus and Cecelia du Pre; husband of Nicoleen M du Pre, of Andalusia. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 8.

FIFIELD, Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) GEORGE HENRY, 1319301, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 21 November 1942. Age 20. Son of Frederick and Ellen Maud Fifield, of Thornton Heath, Surrey, England. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 1.

FOWLDS, Private, JOHN, 76942, 2nd, Regiment Botha, S.A. Forces. 26 April 1947. Age 29. Son of Gilbert and Ivy Fowlds, of Pietersburg. Grave Ref. Wesleyan Plot. Row 6. Grave 22.

GEARING, Aircraftman 2nd Class (Pilot U/T) RONALD PHILLIP JAMES, 1588983, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 3 April 1944. Age 19. Son of Bertrand John and Winefred Gearing, of Wallasey, Cheshire, England. His brother Arthur John also died on service. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 12.

GEYSER, Second Lieutenant, JOHANNES, 86681, South African Air Force. 2 August 1942. Age 19. Son of Matthys S. Geyser and Hester E. Geyser, of Potgietersrust. Grave Ref. New United Dutch Plot. Row 6. Grave 60.

JENKINSON, Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) KEITH, 1624164, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 6 December 1943. Age 20. Son of Gerald Norman and Mary Enid Jenkinson, of South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 9.

KELLETT, Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) ROBERT, 1684676, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 6 December 1943. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Mary Hannah Kellett, of Preston, Lancashire, England. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 10.

LEJANALA, Private, SIMON, N/34416, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 21 September 1945. Husband of Wanahulwani. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Modubene Location Burial Ground, Transvaal. Grave Ref. Spec. Memorial.

LEWIS, Lieutenant, G W, 210127V, South African Air Force. 19 October 1943. Husband of S. J. Rhys-Lewis, of Johannesburg. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 7.

MBENGENI, Private, J, N/39049, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 2 September 1944. Grave Ref. Military Sec. Spec. Mem.

MOEMA, Private, JOHN, N/14997, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 8 October 1944. Age 25. Son of Andreas and Maria Moema, of Kroonstad, Orange Free State. Grave Ref. Military Sec. Spec. Mem.

MOFALE, Private, J M, N/37460, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 14 August 1945. Husband of Anna Mapelo Mautate. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Vlakplaas Location Burial Ground, Lebowa. Grave Ref. Spec. Memorial.

MSOMBULUKO, Private, N, N/69100, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 6 May 1944. Son of Sarah Shongwe. Grave Ref. Military Sec. Spec. Mem.

MURRAY, Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) KENNETH, 1084861, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 24 May 1943. Age 22. Son of Charles and Sarah Isabel Murray, of South Shields, Co. Durham, England. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 6.

RUSHMERE, Captain, PATRICK, 44149, South African Air Force. 10 December 1942. Age 25. Son of Albert K Rushmere and Annie S Rushmere, of East London. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 2.

SHABALALA, Private, DASHINI, N/43341, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 27 July 1942. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Spec. Mem.

SHABANGU, Private, T, N/69671, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 6 February 1945. Son of Charlie and Janete Shabangu, of Charlestown, Natal. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Spec. Mem.

SHEEHAN, Air Corporal, PATRICK, 572414V, South African Air Force. 1 April 1945. Grave Ref. R.C. Plot. Row 1. Grave 21.

SISHEBE, Private, A, N/31530, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 15 October 1945. Grave Ref. Military Sec. Spec. Mem.

STEYN, Sapper, E L, 172225, South African Engineer Corps. 18 July 1940. Age 34. Son of Mr and Mrs H A Steyn, of Worcester, Cape Province. Grave Ref. Wesleyan Plot Row 4. Grave. 21.

THIPA, Private, ALFRED, N/29951, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 23 December 1942. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Spec. Mem.

VAN WYK, Air Mechanic, A H, 208582, South African Air Force. 20 April 1943. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs W. H. van Wyk, of East London. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 5.

VAN WYK, Corporal, CORNELIUS, 115081V, Q Service Corps, S.A. Forces. 20 February 1944. Husband of H van Wyk, of Pietersburg. Grave Ref. Mil. Sec. Grave 11.

VISAGIE, Private, A P D, 58010, South African Medical Corps. 18 August 1940. Age 29. Grave Ref. New United Dutch Plot. Row 13. Grave 234.


RHENOSTERPOORT FARM BURIAL GROUND

OPPERMAN, Burgher, A S A, Geyser's Commmando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. Killed in action at Rankins Pass 25 November 1914.


RIETDAL FARM BURIAL GROUND, LEEUPOORT

LANKA, Private, EFREAM, N/21498, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 12 July 1943. Husband of Oneka Lanka.


SCHOONOORD BURIAL GROUND, SEKHUKUNE

NTABO, Private, MAMABILE K., N/1538, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 16 December 1942. Age 24. Son of Makalela and Machona Natabo.


SYFERKUIL FARM BURIAL GROUND, POLOKWANE (PIETERSBURG)

MALATJE, Private, J, N/18437, Native Military Corps, S.A. Forces. 23 September 1944.


TZANEEN CEMETERY

Location notes:

The old town cemetery, it is situated in Sapekoe Avenue.

DU PREEZ, Corporal, A J, 134165, South African Engineer Corps. 25 June 1947. Grave Ref. Grave 142.


TZANEEN ESTATE CEMETERY

GARTON-SPRENGER, Lieutenant, H A, 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. 25 July 1921.


ZANDFONTEIN FARM BURIAL GROUND, WATERBERG

Commonwealth War Dead 1914-1918

BOTES, Burgher, F J, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

CRONNING, Burgher, P, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

DE WILDE, Burgher, A C, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

DEVANNER, Burgher, H J, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 6 November 1914.

DU PREEZ, Burgher, F J J, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

GELDENHUYS, Captain, E R J, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

NAGEL, Burgher, J, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

NEL, Burgher, J D, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

VAN DER MERWE, Burgher, J C, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.

WRIGHTON, Lieutenant, A, Geyser's Commando, Mounted Commandos, S.A. Forces. 8 November 1914.


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