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South African World War II CASUALTIES

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This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were casualties during World War II can be added.

All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who were casualties during WWII can be added to this project.

About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 blacks and 46,000 coloureds and Indians). The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has records of 11,023 known South Africans who died during World War II.

Sub-projects for more specialised interests will be added if needed. Please see below the list of related Geni projects.

Collaborators are welcome, and so are suggestions.



WWII North African Campaign Project 10 June 1940 - 13 May 1943 (Including the Western Desert Campaign and the Second Battle of El Alamein). Total of South African casualties in the North African Campaign = 20,279. Battle deaths 2,104, wounded 3,928, POW 14,247.

South African WWII POWs

South African WWII PORTAL

WWII Casualties (international)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (international)

World War II (main project & portal) (International)