1. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Family :

Son of Jacobus A. van Zyl and Cornelia E van Zyl; husband of Hilda Martha van Zyl, of East London.

Military :


Unit :Not Yet Known 
Attached : 
Action :War Survivor 

Detail :

Although he survived the Great War and went on to be a "Sheep Inspector" he re-enlisted during WW2 and he died on active service.

According to the South Africa War Graves Project, he is commemorated at his grave: Sec.2B. Grave 294. EAST LONDON (EAST BANK) CEMETERY , Eastern Cape South Africa

Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Unitas No. 3211 E.C.South Africa (Western)
Joined : Evening Star No. 2828 E.C. South Africa (Eastern)

16th September 1911

Junior Warden
Initiated under the Dutch Constitution.
The records at United Grand Lodge for Unitas Lodge show that Willem did War Service, but resigned 28th April 1920, but within a few months had joined Evening Star Lodge No. 2828, Burghersdorp on 3rd June 1920.

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