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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.
Unit : Not Yet Known
Action : War Survivor
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.
|Type||Lodge 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
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.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry