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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Features

  • About the Society
  • Current national monthly newsletter , Durban Branch , Cape Town Branch, Eastern Cape Branch
  • Current national newsletter in pdf format
  • Military History Journal - Indices and text from current and the past 40-plus years' issues
  • Research projects bulletin board - Help/information requested (including information on combatant ancestors)
  • Contact details of South African Museums/Societies/Archives/WarGraves
  • Application to become a Member
  • 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


  • Contact details of branches
  • National Executive Committee, Cape Town Branch Committee, Durban Branch Committee, Eastern Cape Branch Committee
  • Selected interesting past lectures
  • Archive of past monthly newsletters
  • Toast 50 Fiftieth anniversary toast
  • Archive of Johannesburg lecture titles

  • 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
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  • 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  • Unpublished Boer War Diaries / letters / reminiscences / photographs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)
  • (Update on the sinking of SS Rooseboom)
  • (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 RESPONSE FORM
  • Send email to the S.A.Military History Society (scribe@samilitaryhistory.org)
  • South African Military History Society
    P.O.Box 59227,
    Kengray
    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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