The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging

The SA Military History Society is a non-profit society of enthusiasts dedicated to the study, recording and dissemination of military aspects of South Africa's history.

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  • About the Society
  • Current national monthly newsletter , Durban Branch , Cape Town Branch, Eastern Cape Branch
  • Current national newsletter in pdf format
  • Archive of past monthly newsletters
  • Archive of Johannesburg lecture titles
  • Military History Journal - Indices and text from current and the past 40-plus years' issues
  • Toast 50 Fiftieth anniversary toast
  • Selected interesting past lectures

  • Application to become a Member
  • Contact details of branches
  • National Executive Committee, Cape Town Branch Committee, Durban Branch Committee, Eastern Cape Branch Committee

  • Research projects bulletin board - Help/information requested (including information on combatant ancestors)
  • Military Miscellany

  • Shiloh Noone on knobkieries in the Matshana Museum at Onrust River
    Indian (Anglo-Boer War) War Memorial (Observatory Jnb) by Eric Itzkin
    Items from non-Society sources: the story of the Last Post;
    Bill Millin - Piping in D-Day.
    May Jackson Gun
    Le Petit Journal - French cartoons about the Anglo-Boer War
    Wireless in the trenches - Brian Austen quoting Basil Schonland
    Wadley's Ionosonde - Brian Austin in Radio Bygones

    (Aircraft at War 100 Exhibition - 2003; Chadwick notes on Blood River;
    Chadwick notes on Isandlwana; Chard's report on Rorke's Drift;
    Anglo-Boer War battle sites near Dundee visited during May 1978 Society tour - Chadwick's notes;
    Major Moore's notes on Gen Louis Botha's second expedition into Natal Sep-Oct 1901.)

  • Southern African Published/related Books
  • Contact details of South African Museums/Societies/Archives/WarGraves
  • Professional Tour Guides of S.A. Battlefields IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • Professional Tour Guides of S.A. Battlefields IN EUROPE
  • South African Bookdealers who specialise in Military Subjects
  • Links to other military history related sites
  • Unpublished Boer War Diaries / letters / reminiscences / photographs
  • (Pte. Edgar Etches - 13th Hussars and South African Constabulary)
  • (Letter from Fred Page after Elands River Siege)
  • (Syd Critten, Imperial Yeomanry)
  • (Private Walter Putland)
  • (Sr K L Nealon, nee Hill)
  • (Sr Grace MacFarlane Roberts)
  • (Boer War portion of the diary of Maj Jocelyn Frederick de Fonblanque Shaw, RFA.)
  • Alfred Robinson's record of his service as a volunteer with Durham Light Infantry, Kitchener's Fighting Scouts and Corp of Cattle Rangers in the Second Boer War, February 1900 - December 1901
  • General interest Diaries
  • (Boer War Letters of EMS Crabbe, CB)
  • (Reminiscences of RH Halse, WWII POW)
  • (Three Edkins brothers from East London in World War I)
  • (William Wood and Dingaan)
  • (Elizabeth Russell Cameron)
  • First World War Diaries
  • (Fewster in German East Africa - Great War Diary)
  • (Lister in German East Africa - Great War Diary)
  • (The S.S. AFRIC's first trip as a troop-ship in WWI)
  • (The story of Seth Batter Churchill, Royal Marines Artillery )
  • General interest - WWII
  • (SS Rooseboom - sunk by Japanese I-159 in 1942 while evacuating people after fall of Singapore)
  • (Tomalin RNVR reminiscences includes "Little ships")
  • (Radar in SA)
  • (van den Bergh papers)
  • Ross's Research
  • (Research on Southern Africans serving in the British Armed Forces)
  • (Southern Africans Serving at Battle of Jutland)
  • (The other Percy Fitzpatrick)
  • (List of SA servicemen in British Forces in WWI)
  • Documents about the founding of the Society
  • Constitution of the Society
  • Send email to the S.A.Military History Society (
  • Lecturers Wanted: Experts who would wish to present lectures to the monthly meetings of the
    Society in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town or the Eastern Cape

    South African Military History Society
    P.O.Box 59227,
    2100,South Africa
    Telephone (Johannesburg Lecture co-ordinator) JW Hoorweg 082 557 0047
    Telephone (Secretary/Treasurer): 010-237-0676
    Fax (Sec/Treas.): 086 617 8002

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