Cemeteries & Graveyards

Baynesfield St Johns Church & Cemetery

Baynesfield St Johns Church is aside the road between Thornville and Richmond, on the fringes of the Baynesfield Estate. The site has the church and the adjoining cemetery, most of the graves being those of the Mapstone family.

Camperdown - Church of Resurrection Cemetery

The Cemetery of the Church of the Resurrection and Cemetery is in one of the back streets of the village. The small cemetery has names such as Wray, Hutton, Vanderplank, Mouseley, Parry , Aitken and Hunt among others, of persons resting in this site.

CAVERSHAM - Wesleyan Mission Cemetery

This graveyard is in the grounds of the Caversham Press, and has graves of families such as Hodsons, Myrth, Teasdale,Willson, Stansfield and Thompsons. The old mission station is now used for the Caversham Press. The Hodsons were the builders of the the Caversham Mill and Stansfield , family members.

COLENSO - Cloustan Military Cemetary - S 28.46.749 E 29.48.608

Colenso's Cloustan Military Cenetary was the site that General Redvers Buller V.C. used to launch his failed attacks across the Tugela on 15 December 1899.The Garden of Rememberance has many monuments and graves comemorating those killed in these battles. S 28.46.749 E 29.48.608

COLENSO - Ambleside Military Cemetary

Ambleside Military Cemetary is just to the south of Colenso in a loop of the Tugela River. The Cemetary marks the spot of the ambush on 15 December 1899 of the British forces commandered by General Buller and has monuments to the 5th Irish Brigade which included the Royal Dublin Fusiliers,Connaught Rangers and S.A.L.H

COLENSO - Chievely Military Cemetary - S28.53.549 E 29.46.069

Chievely Military Hospital (now Cemetary) was the site where the wounded from the Battle of Colenso (15 Dec. 1899) and Battles of Tugela Heights ( 14 to 27 February 1900) were brought, many of whom subsequently died. The cemetary has the grave of the son of Field Marshall (Bob) Roberts, Lt Frederich Hugh Sherston Roberts V.C. Patients were attended to by members of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

DARGLE - St Andrews Church & Cemetery

St Andrews Church on the Dargle road has a quaint church and cemetery that has served this community since the mid 1883. The original church, built in 1883 was reconstructed into its present form in 1934. Graves with the names , Fannin, Fowler, Pratt, Singlewood, Kimber, and McKenzie liberally populate the graveyard. Many of the descendents of these families still live in this valley The most significant grave is that of Brigadier General Sir Duncan McKenzie, a farmer, transport rider and highly decorated soldier, who saw action in the Anglo Boer War, Bambatha Rebellion and WWI in South West Africa(Namibia). The album has a comprehensive record of most of the graves and that of the church interior and exterior.

Durban (Ordnance Road ) Military Cemetary

Duban's Ordnance Road or Wyatt Road Military Cemetary contains the graves of members of the British Colonial forces who fell in the attack on the Boers at Congella on 23 May 1842. It also contains graves of other men who died of disease and in subsequent clashes involving South African and Imperial forces including 80 Commonwealth burials of WWI, mostly deaths from the many WWI hospitals established in Durban. This site has named photographs of all the graves.

DURBAN - Memorial Park Military Cemeteries

The two military cemeteries in Hillary are the Italian P.O.W. Memorial commemorating the 35 soldiers buried in the cemetery during WW11 and the Military Cemetery at Mt Vernon which is the burial site of members of the Gold Coast Regiment, SA Pioneers Corps, N.M.C., I.M.C., C.C., and West African Artillery, who fought mainly in West Africa during WW11.

Durban - Old St Thomas - Graves

This album is the second album related to the old St Thomas Church in Ridge Road (Peter Mokaba) on the Berea. The first album features the Church and some of the graves, whilst this album covers the graves representing almost all the graves in this heritage cemetery. The graves include those of the Acutt family, Butchers, Vause, Tyrrell, Gardener, Innes, Currie and many other families all of whom featured in the development of early Durban.

Durban - Redhill Cemetery - Military Graves

This gallery has images of the Military graves and monuments in the Durban Redhill Cemetery. Amongst the images are those of the WWII monument, Chinese Merchant Navy graves, the Jewish Memorial to those who died in the Holocaust and whilst on service and other Servicemen's graves scattered around the Cemetery. There are also monuments to the Police and SANDF members who died in the "Border War ".

Durban - Stellawood Cemetary - Merchant Navy

This Gallery has the graves and names of members of the merchant navy who lost their lives in the war. The cemetery is adjacent to the Military cemetery in Stellawood cemetery.

Durban - Stellawood Military Cemetary - WWI

This Gallery has named graves of the West Africa Frontier Force and graves of the Imperial Forces who died during WWI in Durban or in the hospitals whilst awaiting repatriation. The graves in Stellawood Military Cemetary are cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Durban - Stellawood Military Cemetary - WWII

This gallery shows the named graves of servicemen buried it the Stellawood Cemetary who died during WWII. It is looked after by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission .

Durban - Sydenham - St Johns & St Raphael Church Cemetery

This album records the graves in the Sydenham, St John and St Raphael cemetery in 80 Rippon road, Durban. There are 159 images of the graves which date from the late 1800's to more recent burials. Many of the graves are those of early families who lived in the area such as the Randles family and Sydenham's.

Durban CBD - West Street Cemetary

West Street Cemetary has some of the oldest graves in Durban, including those of William Stanger (Surveyor General of Natal), Greenacre family and many of the early citizens of Durban. There are also military graves relating to WW1 & WW II scattered around. Sadly the old chapel has been desecrated.

Dundee Cemetery

This album does not cover all of the graves in this cemetery, but does cover many of the older graves, including a memorial to the 1908 Glencoe Colliery disaster. Also included are graves and memorials to members of the British forces who died in the Anglo Boer War.

ELANDSKRAAL CEMETERY

The Elandskraal Cemetery is incorporated into the Elandheim resort and adjacent to the local Church. The graves relate to many of the early settlers in the area, many of whom are of Germanic descent. The Dedekind family feature strongly in this well cared for graveyard along with others like the Backeberg's, Nuss, Brockmann, Stegen and Klingenberg families.

Empangeni - Cemetery

Empangeni Cemetery, on the north western outskirts of the town is a large cemetery with graves dating back to the early 1900's. The cemetery has memorial gates commemorating the early pioneers and this album has a few images of some of the older graves. It is not a comprehensive record. Sadly as with many cemeteries the wall of remembrance has been vandalized.

Estcourt - Howell Family Cemetary

This family cemetary off the Estcourt - Colenso road and close to Chievely Station has graves of the Howell family. Unfortunately the graves have been vandalised

Gelykwater Farm & Cemetery

Gelykwater, near Babanango was used by Louis Botha as a base for his attack on the British forces based at Mt Itala and Fort Prospect on 26 September 1901. His attack was eventually repelled and the old farm house was used as a temporary hospital. The graves of several Boers who died in the attacks were buried in the farm cemetery. Although the graves are marked the bodies were reinterred at Wagon Hill.

Greytown - Cemetery

Greytown old Cemetery to the south of Town has graves of many of the original inhabitants within its bounds. Names such as Van Rooyen, Handley, Tatham, Martens and Maritz feature regularly. There are also a number of military graves of members of the UMR, NMP and 24th Regiment. Not all graves have been covered but an attempt has been made to record the older graves, many of which are showing the signs of age and neglect.

Helpmekaar Military Cemetary

Helpmekaar was occupied by forces of the Number 3 Central Column under the command of Colonel Richard Glyn and also accompanied by Chelmsford,in the planned invasion of Zululand. Most of the troops were from the 1/24 regiment and 2/24 Regiment. The Camp at helpmekaar was intended to be the supply and rallying point of the Central Column. After the defeat at Isandlwana and defense of Rorkes Drift many of those who survived retreated back to Helpmekaar. This album has images of Helpmekaar and the graves of some of the soldiers who died and are buried in the military cemetery.They were related to the military actions in the area.

Isipingo Cemetary

This old neglected Cemetery situated behind the Dick King Cemetery has graves dating from as far back as the 1860's onwards. Families such as the Mack's , Platts, Nivens, Hillary, Burchill and Dennills are buried here.There is also the grave of Lt Dennis A Platt who died of wounds received at El Alemein on 23 October 1942. Sadly the cemetery is not looked after and some of the graves appear to have been raided.

Karkloof St Marks Church & Cemetery

Karkloof St Marks Church and Cemetery is in the Karkloof farming district adjacent to the Country Club. Along with the church are images of all the graves of individuals who were part and parcel of this community. In this graveyard you will find the graves of the original families who settled in the area such as the Methleys and Shaws. Other well known individuals are also buried here like Lionel Lund, a Springbok Polo player, and the simple grave of Dr Ian Player , a world reknowned conservationist.

Ladysmith Garden of Remembrance WWII

Ladysmith Garden of Remembrance to the east of the CBD contains graves of soldiers killed over the duration of the Boer War but most relate to those dying during the siege. A monument commemorates the 473 soldiers who lie buried in two areas. This album focuses on those members of the armed forces who died during the duration of WWII.

Ladysmith - Wagon Hill - Caesars Camp - Burgher Monument

Wagon Hill was a key defensive position for Ladysmith during the siege of 1899 and 1900. Many fierce attacks by the the Boers on the British positions were successfully defended at great cost to both sides. This Gallery features the graves,monuments and fortifications for those engaged in the battles. The hill also is a monument to the Burghers who fell in many of the KZN battles. Most of the Burghers remains were reinterred here from the scattered graves around the province.

Ladysmith - Military Garden of Rememberance - S 28.33.444 E 29.47.700

The Ladysmith Garden of Rememberance contains the graves of many of the soldiers who fought in and around Ladysmith in 1899 & 1900.Included are the graves of two V.C. Holders Lt Col W.H.Dick-Cunynham and Lt Robert J.T.Digby-Jones. Also included are graves of South African serviceman who died in WWII.

Lidgetton - St Matthews Church Cemetery

This small cemetery to the north of the village has on the grounds the small St Mathews Church along with the graves of many of the local citizens over the years and including some of the Lidgett family

Majuba - Mt Prospect Military Cemetery

Mount Prospect Military Cemetery contains the graves of soldiers killed on Laing's Nek and Majuba(27 Feb 1881). Included amongst the graves is that of Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley who was commanding the forces and killed at Majuba. He was also Governor General of Natal.The graves are mainly those of the 60th Rifles and 92nd Regiment (Gordon Highlanders). There are also graves of those of the Naval Brigade who lost their lives on the day. They were from HMS Boadicea and Dido. The cemetery is on a private farm within view of both Inkwelo and Majuba.

Mhlabathini  Military Cemetery

This cemetery contains the graves of members of the Natal Police killed in action against about 150 Boers on 28 April 1901. There were six Natal Police casualties and about eleven Boers killed. The action took place about 5 km from the town. Also buried in the cemetery is Magistrate Herbert M Stainbank who was shot by rebels in the Bambatha Rebellion on 3 March 1905. All these graves and the Monument can be seen in this Gallery.

MIDDLERUS - Farm Church & Graves

This Album is of a farm church , now derelict and graves of the Button, Randle, Cope and Wallace families dating back to the early 1900's. The old stone church is now derelict and falling into ruins.

Mtunzini Cemetery

This cemetery is located close to the main street and has graves of some of the founding citizens of the village, along with a wall of remembrance and Roll of Honour for those who died in WWII.

Mtwalume River - Highflats Church

This church overlooking the Mtwalume River and between Umzinto & Highflats has graves of many of the local families. Some of those buried here are from families such as the Chicks, Hamiltons, Arnotts, Ushers, Cross, Oldfield and Walkers.

Mooi River - No 4 General Hospital & Cemetary

This Garden of Rememberance adjacent to the Bruntville Township is the resting place of 316 British soldiers, most of whom died in No 4 General Hospital located near the current Engen garage on the N3.The tented hospital was run by the R.A.M.C. and most of those buried died of disease, whilst others from wounds received in the many battles in and around Colenso..Other graves are in the nearby St John's cemetary and include that of Maj.Gen.Sir E . Woodgate who was mortally wounded at Spionkop.This site has named photos of all the graves and monuments in the cemetary.

Newcastle Cemetary - Military Graves - Boer Wars

The Newcastle Cemetary contains the graves of combatants from both the Anglo Boer Wars. Most of the graves are of soldiers who died whilst at No 1 Stationery Hospital in Charlestown. All the individual images have the soldiers name and unit where it could be identified.

NKANDLA Cemetery

Nkandla Cemetery to the east of the village has the graves of many of the locals and of the officials who lived in the village in the 1900's. There are also graves of members of Rawstons Horse and the NMP who died during the Bambatha Rebellion of 1906.

Nkandla Cemetery - Military Graves

This gallery has images of the graves of the Colonial forces involved in the suppression of the Natal Rebellion of 1906, buried in the Nkandla Cemetery. Most are members of Royston's Horse. The graves are in poor condition and many of the monuments damaged.

Nottingham Road St Johns Cemetery

This album has the cemetery adjacent to the St Johns Presbyterian Church established in 1885. The land on which it stands was a portion of the farm Gowrie and was donated by James King, whose grave can be found in the cemetery along with many of the founding families of Nottingham Road. The wood and iron church opened in February 1885costing 232 Pounds. Many names are found in the cemetery like Jaffray, a Byrne settler, and the oldest being that of Bessie Stanley who died in 1885. The next oldest was Mary Fly who died in childbirth on 9 June 1888 aged 56. The Jaffray tombstone indicates the challenges of the early years when one looks at the ages of many of the children born to this family.

PMB - Fort Napier Military Cemetery

The Fort Napier Military Cemetery has the graves of the many soldiers who were garrisoned in PMB from 1843 until 12 August 1914 at Fort Napier and also foreign Military soldiers who were in transit at the Oribi barracks during WWII. The Commonwealth comprise 112 graves from WWII and one from WWI and 7 from other nations. Most of the graves are however from servicemen based in Natal from 1843 to 1914 from Regiments such as the 45th Regiment,75 Regiment, South Staffordshire Regt(last to Garrison Ft Napier), Royal Engineers and the many Regiments that served during the Anglo Boer War. The Cemetery also has graves of Nursing Sisters who died on service and also of serving members wives and Children who died. The Cemetery has graves of some of the well known officers who have served such as Colonel William Royston and Colonel Anthony William Durnford, the son of General Durnford. The Lynch Gate was built Royal Engineers who had been captured by Boers and then released over the mountains into Natal as they had no means to incarcerate their captive.

Pinetown - Kings Road Cemetery

This Cemetery in Kings Road has the graves of some of the early inhabitants of Pinetown and graves of members of the 7th Hussars & 13th Hussars who died in 1881/2. One of the more interesting graves is that of Captain J Malone V.C. a riding master of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons who died in Pinetown in 1883. He was one of the 600 in the Charge of Balaclava in the Crimea on 25 October 1856.

PMB - Mountain Rise  Cemetery - Military Section

This Military Cemetery lies in the heart of the Mountain rise cemetery north of the CBD. The cemetery has military graves from WWII and monuments commemorating members of the SANDF & Police who died on active service. Also in the cemetery are two German P.O.W. graves. The one relates to Helmut Haensel who was murdered by fellow P.O.W's,Walter Werner & Paul Wallatt in a Durban P.O.W. Camp in 1942. They received 5 year sentences in 1946. The other P.O.W., Karl Xaver,died of disease.(Reference : Natalia 40) Cemetery at S29.34.37 E 30.23.49

PMB - Roberts Road Cemeteries

The Cemeteries off Robert Road include the Jewish Cemetery and the Muslim Darwaza Shahenshah Cemetery. The Jewish Cemetery has the grave of Private Arthur Tyler who was killed in France on 21 April 1918.

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery (EAST)- Military Graves

This album has graves of Military personnel who are buried in this section of the cemetery on the eastern section adjoining Natal Carbineers.

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery - West - Part 1

The Voortrekker Cemetery (West) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part I of 4 parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone.

PMB - Vooertrekker Cemetery West - Part II

The Voortrekker Cemetery (West) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part II of IV parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery (West) - Military Graves

This Gallery has images of Military graves and also the graves of German P.O.W,s who died in captivity. There is also images of the Concentration Camp Monument commemorating those who died in these Anglo Boer War Camps.

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery West - Part III

The Voortrekker Cemetery (West) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part III of IV parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery West - Part IV

The Voortrekker Cemetery (West) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part IV of IV parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery East - Part II

The Voortrekker Cemetery (East) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part II of V parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery East - Part III

The Voortrekker Cemetery (East) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part III of V parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery East - Part I

The Voortrekker Cemetery (East) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part I of V parts of the graves to the east of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery East - Part IV

The Voortrekker Cemetery (East) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part IV of V parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

PMB - Voortrekker Cemetery East - Part V

The Voortrekker Cemetery (East) in Durban Road contains many of the graves of the early settlers in Natal and PMB. This is part IV of V parts of the graves to the west of the road and is intended to record as many of the graves as possible, many of which are becoming illegible, particularly those manufactured from sandstone

Richmond - Public Cemetery

This gallery features the Richmond public cemetery and focused on the older graves of former members of the community.Many of the graves are illegible due to an accumulation of moss on the headstones.

SCOTTBURGH CEMETERY

This album has images of many, but not all of the graves in this cemetery, concentrating on mainly the older graves.

Spionkop - Battle Site & Graves at Crest

This site has images of the Graves, mass graves, Regimental monuments and views from the crest of Spionkop where the epic battle took place in January 1900.Included also are monuments of the Vaalkrans Battle, Mt Alice, & the local Spionkop Lodge.

Stanger - Cemetery

Stanger Cemetery - this album has images of the public cemetery on the north perimeter of Stanger. The focus is on the older graves and also on the military graves of those who died in hospitals in Stanger during the 1879 Anglo Zulu war.

Umhlali Cemetary

Umhlali Cemetary adjacent to the Umhlali Methodist Church care takes the remains of many of the original settlers in the area such as the Balcolms, Huletts, Jeks,Garland, and many other families. The Cemetery, which is well maintained also features the Moth Memorial for members of the community who died during WWI & WW2. The wall of remembrance is built over the foundations of the original Church.

UMZINTO - St Patricks Church and Cemetery

Umzinto's St Patricks Church was founded in 1861 and the stone laid by Garnet Payne. Umzinto was an important sugar growing community in the 1860's and the cemetery has many of the graves of the early Pioneers, like Bazleys, Davey's Pennington's, Reynolds and Wrays. These are just a few of the graves shown here along with the church, Rolls of Honours and clergy who served in this church since 1861.

Verulam Cemetery

This gallery has 486 images of graves in the main Verulam Cemetery. The cemetery is filled with many of the graves of the early Colonial Settlers. Names such as Campbell, Polkinghorne, Boulle, Sykes, will be easily recalled by natalians, many of whom still live in KZN. The most well known graves are those of Sir Marshall Campbell and his family. There are also many of French Mauritian roots. The Cemetery is fairly well maintained, but has the suffered the attention of vandals in some areas.