Wall of Remembrance


This Wall of Remembrance is arranged in a month and day order so that it is easy to see who passed on a particular day. At sundown lift your glass and drink a toast to these men who are no longer with us.

We will not forget them!


January
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name  Age Unit  Event/Cause
        
 04 1978 71348213PE L/Cpl Cecil Ian Mennicke 20 1 Reconnaissance RegimentKilled in Action during Op Melon in Mozambique when their patrol was ambushed by Frelimo. He was attached to "D" Squadron Rhodesian Special Air Service in the Gaza province.
 04 1978 73508434PR L/Cpl Christiaan Louis De Wilzem 24 5 Reconnaissance RegimentKilled in Action during Op Melon in Mozambique when their patrol was ambushed by Frelimo. He was attached to "D" Squadron Rhodesian Special Air Service in the Gaza province.


February
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name  Age Unit  Event/Cause
        
        
 17 1980  05234968PE SSgt Michael Johannes van der Linde 39
 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action during a contact with enemy forces.
 22 2011 86598430PF Maj Gavin Richard Drake 40 5 Reconnaissance Regiment  Had a fatal heart attack while serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 2015
 78524915 PE SSgt Charles Andrew van Rooyen
    Died of cancer


March
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name  Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 13 1986  78120870PD Cpl Victor Rodriques Pedro 31 1 Reconnaissance Regiment Drowned by accident during a training exercise.
   
     


April
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name AgeUnit
 Event/Cause
        
 4 1989  85212843PE Cpl Hermann Carstens 20 1 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action during fierce fighting with a numerically superior force of heavily armed SWAPO/PLAN insurgents near Eenhana.
 9 1978  73442204PE CO Fred Johan Forster 20 1 Reconnaissance Regiment He was accidentally shot and killed during a "live fire" shooting exercise in Katima Mulilo.
 17 1980  63869909PE Sgt Carel Petrus Greyling HC
 27 1 Reconnaissance RegimentKilled in a military motor vehicle accident in the Eastern Caprivi


May
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 8 1979 78120813PD Rfn A.R. Daniels 25 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Died after suffering a fatal heart attack during a contact with enemy forces in Southern Angola
 18 1988 77582203PE Sgt     Douglas Keel
  1 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in a private motor vehicle accident while traveling to Queenstown on the road from Whittlesea
 20 1988 88703517PB Rfn Motsemoholo Joseph Mpembe 23 5 Reconnaissance Regiment He was accidentally killed when his parachute failed to open during a training jump at Kenilworth.
 21 1985 76465673PK Cpl Rowland Diggard Liebenberg
 25 4 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in action, during a recce in Angola near Cabinda
 23 1979 67260869PE Capt (Connie) Jacobus C. Van Wyk HC  27 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action in Angola during a reconnaissance operation in South Angola when ambushed by a SWAPO patrol
 23 1979 73288375PE Cpl Johan Kloosterziel  22 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action in Angola during a reconnaissance operation
in South Angola when ambushed by a SWAPO patrol
 29 1982 79542783BG L/Cpl Adam Cecil Lennox  18  5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed accidentally by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head  while he was playing with a privately owned revolver.


June
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 07 1982 77120483PE Sgt Lloyd Mizwandile Mbele 28 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action during a contact with enemy forces in Southern Angola
 30 1980
 79581435PE Cpl          Theo Bence van Niekerk
 22 1 Reconnaissance Regiment Was fatally wounded after receiving an accidental gunshot during training at Fort Doppies in the Caprivi


July
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 10 1980 76422344BG Cpl Clive Roland Hardenberg 20 4 Reconnaissance Regiment Drowned by accident while on a training exercise in Salmander Bay near Langebaan


August
 DayYear
 Nr Rank NameAge Unit  Event/Cause
        
 02 1989 88630553BG Rfn Rudolph Ernst Thiel 19 1 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in a vehicle accident during training when his Unimog overturned near Mtubatuba in the Duku-Duku area


September
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 12 1982 75890780PE  Sgt William Paul Courtnay 244 Reconnaissance RegimentKilled in a motorcycle accident in Durban
 21 1978 70220991PE Sgt Hendrik Gerhardus van der Merwe 231 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action during an attack on a ZANLA Base in the Chimoio area of Mozambique


October
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 171985
  81539702PB Cpl A.L. Teffo 24 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed by a lightning strike during an operation in Angola.
 31 1987 83561928BG 2LT Dylan Chevalier Cobbold
 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Killed in Action in Angola during Op Firewood


November
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
 30 1981 71310536PE CaptAbraham Jacobus Petrus de Kock 261 Reconnaissance RegimentKilled in Action during Op Kerslig in a premature explosion while laying demolition charges at an oil refinery in Luanda.

       


December
 DayYear
 Nr Rank Name Age Unit Event/Cause
        
 20 1999 94765252PE Cpl Mncedisi Mapasa 284 Reconnaissance Regiment Died after contracting malaria in the operational area.



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