Cape Town based military museum, the Castle of Good Hope, will be holding its first public event on Sunday since the start of lockdown, with the commemoration of the Battle of Square Hill.

It took place in September 1918 during the First World War.

The commemoration pays tribute to the men who died in action, in what was then called German East Africa – a German colony in the African Great Lakes region.

It included present-day Burundi, Rwanda, and the mainland part of Tanzania.

CEO of the Museum, Calvyn Gilfellan, says it’s about celebrating military history and heritage during Heritage month.

“The significance of that particular battle is that members of what was then called the SA coloured corps were fighting, and in that battle and the mascot, the lady of good hope, also called Mrs. Murphy is standing at the front courtyard of the castle, and they will use that particular moment and monument to lay wreaths in order to commemorate and remember the lives lost in the battle of the First World War.”

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