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Constable Graham Maurice Davis - W411766E (Deceased) 1986-03-10)
Sargeant Martellus Britz - 0414209-8 (Deceased) 1988-01-21)
Constable PA Kriel - 0419666-0 (Deceased) 1988-02-21)
Constable Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen - 0420955-9 (Deceased) 1988-04-13)
Constable Andre (MJ) Nel - 0413798-1 (Deceased) 1988-04-13)
Constable CT Bulose - 0615340-2 (Deceased) 1988-04-20)
Sergeant W Lubbe - 041830-3 (Deceased) 1988-05-30)
Constable CJ Smit - 0426440-1 (Deceased) 1988-12-11)
Constable SJ Makhanya - 0617994-1 (Deceased) 1988-12-31)
Sergeant R Mostert - 0415692-7 (Deceased) 1989-05-01)
Constable MH Memela - 0617995-9 (Deceased) 1989-05-05)
Constable RF Vosser - 0415481-9 (Deceased) 1989-07-07)
Constable Leon van der Merwe - (Deceased) 1989-09-20)
Constable MC Magwaba - 0618619-0 (Deceased) 1989-11-20)
Constable S Pasley - 0426611-1 (Deceased) 1989-12-20)
Constable KN Msiza - 0619671-2 (Deceased) 1990-01-18)
Constable MP Moila - 0619597-1 (Deceased) 1990-06-13)
Constable Allen Martin Delport - 0422240-7 (Deceased) 1990-07-15)
Sergeant AF van Wyk - 0425266-7 (Deceased) 1990-10-02)
Constable JJR Le Roux - 0428105-5 (Deceased) 1990-10-18)
Constable TM Khosa - 0618444-8 (Deceased) 1990-11-24)
Constable FA Mbokane - 0172708-7 (Deceased) 1991-01-16)
Constable MM Machaba - 0633255-2 (Deceased) 1991-01-18)
Constable MA Putaka - 061975523 (Deceased) 1991-01-18)
Constable MB Mashilo - 0602246-4 (Deceased) 1991-08-03)
Constable QH Koch - 0436639-0 (Deceased) 1991-08-20)
Sergeant WJ Macpherson - 0430484-5 (Deceased) 1991-09-24)
Constable JPS Du Toit - 0435697-7 (Deceased) 1991-10-10)
Constable SJ Malahlela - 0637608-8 (Deceased) 1992-03-10)
Constable CM Ntshangase - 0636888-3 (Deceased) 1992-04-01)
Constable JT Botha - 0443416-1 (Deceased) 1992-04-13)
Constable HS Mahlatsi - 0637895-1 (Deceased) 1992-04-18)
Constable MD Tshawane - 0636579-5 (Deceased) 1992-04-24)
Constable KG Mmako - 0635952-3 (Deceased) 1992-04-30)
Constable ME Xaba - 0618287-9 (Deceased) 1992-05-25)
Constable PT Marape - 0636575-2 (Deceased) 1992-06-23)
Constable MC Matsemela - 0637630-4 (Deceased) 1992-06-23)
Constable PL Sekhaulelo - 0638246-1 (Deceased) 1992-06-23)
Constable K.L.A Cooper - (Deceased) 1992-07-17)
Constable JVR Britz - 0441465-9 (Deceased) 1992-08-21)
Sergeant MR Malema - 01742418 (Deceased) 1992-08-29)
Sergeant J Burger - 0433626-7 (Deceased) 1992-11-15)
Sergeant CH Venter - 0422204-1 (Deceased) 1992-11-15)
Constable JM Lebese - 0636916-2 (Deceased) 1992-12-16)
Inspector Karel (CF) Kirstein - 0428352-0 (Deceased) 1993-01-22)
Constable (F) Madie Lategan - 0444038-2 (Deceased) 1993-01-22)
Inspector Gert Johannes Archer - 0403152-1 (Deceased) 1993-03-26)
Sergeant Pieter Henning - 0434076-1 (Deceased) 1993-06-15)
Constable SL Lubbe - 0449853-4 (Deceased) 1993-08-01)
Captain Albertus Van Zyl Fourie - 0088629-7 (Deceased) 1993-09-17)
Constable Bethuel Mabitsi - (Deceased) 1993-09-17)
Constable Andrew Williams - 0438437-7 (Deceased) 1993-11-07)
Constable Steven Frederick Terblanche - 0456829-0 (Deceased) 1994-04-23)
Constable NP Kubheka - 0469339-6 (Deceased) 1994-09-14)
Constable EK Semono - 0469120-2 (Deceased) 1994-10-17)
Constable SJB Oberholzer - 0448484-3 (Deceased) 1994-10-20)
Constable C Watson - 0469305-1 (Deceased) 1994-10-20)
Constable R Swanepoel - 0467610-6 (Deceased) 1994-11-07)
Constable MW Meeding - 0469493-7 (Deceased) 1994-11-25)
Constable BP Mngemezulu - 04536843 (Deceased) 1995-02-25)
Sergeant MM Mabotja - 0618859-1 (Deceased) 1995-07-07)
Constable KJ Filander - 0618727-7 (Deceased) 1995-07-16)
Constable Brandon Roy Smith - (Deceased) 1995-09-01)
Constable J Makhokha - 0467458-8 (Deceased) 1996-04-28)
Captain Jacques Dippenaar - (Deceased) 1996-08-05)
Constable C.K Maritz - 04360320 (Deceased) 1997-07-28)
Superintendent Maarten (MPA) Fourie - (Deceased) 1997-09-19)
Sergeant Mark Vlok - 0423422-7 (Deceased) 1999-06-04)
Sergeant Deon Kritzinger - 0429400-9 (Deceased) 2002-11-13)
Constable Adriaan (Riaan) Johannes Goss - 04693931 (Deceased) 2004-01-16)
Henry Visagie (Taakmag) - (Deceased) 2004-04-12)
Paul (KAT) Nel - (Deceased) 2004-05-15)
Johan (Hallies) Halgreen - (Deceased) 2004-05-15)
Superintendent Jacob Blom (Taakmag) - (Deceased) 2006-07-25)
Inspector Colin Davids - (Deceased) 2010-07-23)
Inspector Dirk van Aswegen - (Deceased) 2010-07-23)
Constable Quinton Welman - 06364471 (Deceased) 2010-07-24)
Sergeant Jaco Botha - (Deceased) 2011-07-24)
Const. Maritz Nel - 04706871 (Deceased) 2012-10-26)
Sersant Leon Christopher Geldenhuys - 04352122 (Deceased) 2012-11-27)
Sergeant Stian (Tolla) Cooper - 04278828 (Deceased) 2012-11-27)
Warrant Officer Johan Lambrechts - 04300947 (Deceased) 2013-01-23)
Sergeant Rocco Lindique - 0455899-5 (Deceased) 2013-02-18)
Luit-Colonel Eddie Shika - 06069550 (Deceased) 2013-06-18)
Captian Johan Vermaak - 0429333-9 (Deceased) 2013-06-25)
WO DeWet Marais. - unknown (Deceased) 2013-07-20)
Constable Pieter Schutte - (Deceased) 2013-11-01)
Captain Nati de Jager - (Deceased) 2014-02-17)
W/O Michael Hayes - tba (Deceased) 2016-03-29)
Sergeant Ernst Wepener - TBA (Deceased) 2016-12-31)
Captain / Colonel Anton Barkenhuizen - TBA (Deceased) 2017-01-06)

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
and he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done.
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, everyone.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
all his buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for ol' Bob has passed away,
and the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, quietly going on his way;
and the world won't note his passing; 'tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state.
While thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories, from the time that they were young,
but the passing of a soldier, goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution, to the welfare of our land,
some jerk who breaks his promise, and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife,
goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?
The politician's stipend and the style in which he lives,
are sometimes disproportionate, to the service he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
is paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension, small.
It's so easy to forget them, for it is so long ago,
that our Bob's and Jim's and Johnny's, went to battle, but we know.
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
who won for us the freedom, that our Country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
would you really want some cop-out, with his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier, who has sworn to defend,
his home, his kin, and Country, and would fight until the end?
He was just a common Soldier and his ranks are growing thin.
But his presence should remind us, we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the Soldier's part,
is to clean up all the troubles, that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor, while he's here to hear the praise,
then at least let's give him homage, at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline, in the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

- Lawrence Vaincourt

 

 

 

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