1. Memorial:Cape Town (Plumstead) CemeteryBl. UN. 24.
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Husband of F. J. Van Zyl, of Mansfield, Burnside Terrace, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: South African Medical Corps 

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Detail :

COLONEL G. H. VAN ZYL, S.A.M.C. Colonel G. H. Van Zyl, South African Medical Corps, Commandant of Maitland Military Hospital, died of pneumonia, aged 41, on October 10th, at Wynberg, Cape Province. He was a Past Master and held District Grand Rank - Past District Grand Director of Ceremonies Source; BMJ; 2/11/1918

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Robertson No. 2850 E.C.South Africa (Western)
Joined : British No. 334 E.C. South Africa (Western)

14th December 1905

PM. P.Dist G.D.C.
He joined Robertson Lodge from Lodge 2 of the Scottish Constitution and further joined British Lodge No. 334, Cape Town on 19th July 1916

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