I wouldn't really call war memorials a specific interest on my side, but I really enjoy discovering historic sites and attractions. Just about every city and town in South Africa has a war memorial of some sort and Durban is no different. Usually cities have a number of war related memorials and the first one I found in Durban was the city's South African Heavy Artillery Memorial, one of six around South Africa.
After the end of World War I the Imperial Government presented 6 howitzer guns to the Union of South Africa. The guns were used by the South African Heavy Artillery Association to honour their fallen Comrades-in-Arms and the six South African Heavy Artillery Memorials were created. The six memorials can be found in the following places:
- Johannesburg Zoo - Memorial to 71st (Transvaal) Siege Battery
- Clyde N Terry Museum in Kimberley - 72nd (Griqualand West) Siege Battery
- Company Gardens in Cape Town - 73rd (Cape) Siege Battery
- National Museum in Bloemfontein - 74th (Eastern Province) Siege Battery
- Union Buildings in Pretoria - 125th (Transvaal) Siege Battery)
- Warriors' Gate MOTH Shellhole in Old Fort Road, Durban - 75th (Natal) Siege Battery