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Durban – Sydenham St John & St Raphael Cemetery

Sydenham St John with St Raphael grave Isabella Monck-Mason

Tombstone of Isabella Monck-Mason

Sparks Estate - St Johns with St Raphaels Anglican Church - Stanley Copley Dve - Grave Charles Oldham - 1918 (2)

Tombstone of Charles Augustus Oldham 1918

Sparks Estate - St Johns with St Raphaels Anglican Church - Stanley Copley Dve - Grave Randles (1)

William Randles resting place

There is always a fascination with old graveyards, and this cemetery is no exception, with some of the remains of prominent persons, who made their names and fortunes in Durban’s early development. This post has a few images to reflect this, such as the grave of William Randles.

William Randles lived in the area for generations, founded the commercial business of Randles Bros. and Hudson, was officer commanding the Royal Durban RiflesĀ  (1874 to 1878)and a member of the Town Council in 1878. A Randles Road in Sydenham recognizes , his contribution. (Reference: Origins of Durban Street Names, by John McIntyre – 1956)

A full album of graves in this cemetery can be found on the dropdown under cemeteries.

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