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Planting new roses at the SS Mendi graves in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS – 17 June, 2022Five casualties of the sinking of the SS Mendi (*see below), namely, Private Abraham Leboche, Private Arosi Zendile, Private Sitebe Molide, Private Natal Kazimula…
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The Discovery of the SS Mendi

Martin Woodward found the SS Mendi in 1974 while systematically diving on all the wrecks off the south side of the island. I immediately knew it was large steamship of…
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SS Mendi Remembrance & Wreath Laying, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

In what has become an annual event embraced by the South African Embassy in The Hague as well as the municipality of Noodwijk, a dignified ceremony honoured the fallen South African servicemen of the SS Mendi (at least five of whom lie buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission section of Noordwijk General Cemetery), as well as all fallen South African servicemen and women.