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Findmypast dataset: South Africa Roll Of Honour 1914-1918

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Maureene

Findmypast, pay website, has a database 

 South Africa Roll Of Honour 1914-1918

https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/south-africa-roll-of-honour-1914-1918

 

The database appears most likely  to be from a South African publication, Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Ererol [the latter word is Roll of Honour in Africaans] which is described in https://web.archive.org/web/20190419034222/https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Roll-of-Honour-1914-1918-Ererol/183508108527?hash=item2ab9ef84ef:g:z4sAAOSwIBpb1fJd

"Shows Number, Rank, Surname and Initials, Decorations, Corps or Unit, Cause of death, Date of death. Sections: Infantry - White - full-time; volunteers; Artillery - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Services - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Mounted Units - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Engineering Units - Black and White - full-time volunteers; Medical Units - White and Coloured - both genders - full-time volunteers; Motor Cycle Corps - White - full-time volunteers; Cape Auxiliary Horse Transport - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; Cape Corps - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; South African Native Labour Contingent - full-time volunteers with White Offices and NCOs; Miscellaneous Units - Black, White and Coloured - full-time volunteers; British and Imperial Units - Black, White - both genders; 'Natives' who died in service with Artillery, Dock operating, Service Corps etc; 'Natives' who died with Rhodesian or East African units".

However, whether the findmypast database includes all of the above is unknown.

 

There are comments about the findmypast database in 

https://southafricaremembers.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/south-africas-roll-of-honour-for-the-first-world-war/ including it "observes the official end date of 31 August 1921".

 

Many of the details will be on the CWGC website, but the findmypast database generally includes cause of death.

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

 

 

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barkalotloudly

i have just manage to purchase the original war register of South African casualties compiled by the CWGC  IN 1920? {Along withe ANZAC registers } now if anybody has the Canadian editions?????

 

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