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    SS Mendi tragedy commemorated in Noordwijk

    21 February 2018


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    Noordwijk Military CemetryCommemorating the 646 men of the 5th Battalion South African Native Labour Corps who perished when their troopship, the SS Mendi, sunk in the English Channel in 1917. A special service was held in Noordwijk today to honour those who fell in this tragic chapter in South Africa’s history. Two of the five bodies that washed ashore near Noordwijk 101 years ago, were only recently identified. Lily-Anne Stroobach has this report...

     

     

     

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