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Remembered Today:

Pte Harry MAPHOTO - SANLC


Terry Denham

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Name: HARRY MAPHOTO

Nationality: South African

Rank: Private

Regiment: South African Native Labour Corps

Unit Text: "C" Coy. 5th Bn.

Date of Death: 21/02/1917

Service No: 9826

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON

Harry died in the sinking of the 'Mendi' in the English Channel following a collision.

See the story here...

http://www.allatsea.co.za/shipwrecks/mendiwreck.htm

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To add to the tragedy please do not forget that:

the South African Government made the decision that the men of the SANLC who came from their country, both the dead and the survivors, would not be awarded medals. They were good enough to support, work and often die, for their country but not good enough to be granted a medal!

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