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Cape Town


A new international memorial honouring Black South Africans who lost their lives in the First World War (1914–1918) was being commissioned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
The memorial will be erected in Cape Town’s Company’s Gardens and will list

the names of up to 2,500 individuals from various labour units who are believed to be buried in South Africa and elsewhere on the African continent, or who died at sea. These were servicemen not formerly recorded by the CWGC and with no known graves. The city of cape town is erecting a monument to acknowledge the contribution of these men and remember them in a way that honours them as they should be.


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