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Roll of Honour

                                                            Guard Force Roll of Honour
Surname Name Number Award Rank Unit Command Status DoD Footnotes
Ratisayi E. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 13-Dec-76 Died in an accidental shooting. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Bungwe J. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 31-Jan-77 Died in an accidental shooting. Source: Official GF records from Craig Fourie.
Matandadzi R. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force Mrd 06-Mar-77 Murdered by CTs whilst on R&R, Nyajena TTL, Triangle, Op Repulse. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Dumezwe B. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force Mrd 16-Apr-77 Murdered by CTs. Source: Craig Fourie.
Mashingaidze R. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 16-Apr-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Dzingai V. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 09-Jun-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Zvirime M     Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 23-Jun-77 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Masimba K. Not issued   Jnr Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 02-Jul-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Pedley Clive Richard George Not issued   Asst Comdt PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 09-Jul-77 Died in an accidental shooting. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Patireki - not his surname Jeves     Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 15-Jul-77 Died in an accidental shooting. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Mano Kemson Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Sep-77  
Kande J. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-Sep-77 Killed in an ambush. Source: Craig Fourie.
Murungweni Godfrey Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 30-Sep-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mamvura G. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Oct-77 Source: Craig Fourie.
Zimuna Fidias Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Oct-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mbaiwa P. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Nov-77  
Munemo O. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Nov-77  
Ngoshi Ephraim Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 22-Nov-77 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mashamba C. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 26-Nov-77 Source: Craig Fourie.
Scott James Robert     Kp Comm PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 29-Nov-77 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Magawise John Wise (Marks?) Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Dec-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mamvura Timothy Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 03-Dec-77 Source: Craig Fourie.
Chivinge Michael Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 14-Dec-77 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mwanagumbi Daniel Not issued   Jnr Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 18-Dec-77 Source: Craig Fouire.
Mugwagwa Lovemore Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 21-Dec-77 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Chirambadare Timothy Musiviwa Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 24-Dec-77 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Chaukura M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 26-Dec-77 Died in a vehicle accident. Source: Craig Fourie.
Nyarendaha H. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 26-Dec-77 Died in a vehicle accident. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Lima - not his surname Masotha Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force Mrd 03-Jan-78 Murdered by CTs. Source: Craig Fourie.
Kushamba Fanwell Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 22-Jan-78 Died of injuries received in a landmine detonation. Source Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mandisodza Solomon Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 15-Feb-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Seremwe Moffat Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 17-Feb-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Tapambwa John Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 17-Feb-78  
Chimtasha M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Chinyadze B. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mapita A. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Ndlovu J. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mbasela P. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 06-Mar-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Ndududu Rani Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 14-Mar-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Liwa B. Not issued   K Sgt PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Apr-78  
Ganga K. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Maduveko M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Nangoyi Gilbert     Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 01-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Ndebele M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Rusere T. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mangoyi G. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-May-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Munyani Elias Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Zarura Peter Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-May-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Jojo C. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 12-May-78 Official GF records from Craig Fourie.
Joel - not his surname Efias Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 15-May-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Sikandavire Edmon Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KIA 30-May-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Chinyimo N. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Fani - not his surname Fani D. Not issued    Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldier's tribal background.
George - not his surname George P. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Manasa G. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mapise S. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Moyo D. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Pferedzai N. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Pinge H. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Jun-78  
Willie - not his surname Willie M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Mazinyane Visaya Not issued   Act WO2 PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 05-Jun-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Firi - (Phiri?) J. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Jul-78  
Gwatidzo Gift (Guest?) Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 01-Jul-78  
Muchona S. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jul-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Kayisa Widi Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 31-Jul-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Chifondondo N. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Aug-78  
Chiringwa F. K. Not issued   Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Aug-78  
Dzimba S. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Aug-78  
Matunduru O. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Aug-78  
Mtsombe C. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Aug-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mtupane A. Not issued   K Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Aug-78  
Mudimu S. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Aug-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Tsikira S. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Aug-78  
Mpofu L. Not issued   Gd GFRD Guard Force KOAS 10-Aug-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Freddy - not his surname W. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Isaac - not his surname Isaac K. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Kapa O. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Kavoko H. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mavura L. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mazhviwa Future Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mureza M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Nyakuchemwa D. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Posthumus George Walter Not issued   Kp Comm PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 01-Sep-78 He was killed by a single shot whilst inspecting the Keep walls; assailant unknown. Source: John radford.
Shoniwa M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Sikirita - not his surname Sikirita C. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Thomas - not his surname Thomas P. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Buru Lazarus Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 02-Sep-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mujero Trynos Not issued   Jnr Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 02-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Munemo Ringson Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 02-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Charingira Edmore Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 17-Sep-78 Killed by a landmine. Craig Fourie records give Date of Death as 11 September
Jojo Hofisi Not issued   K Sgt PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 17-Sep-78 Killed by a landmine. Craig Fourie data gives Date of death as 11 September.
Shapley Mark Peter Not issued   Kp Comm PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 17-Sep-78 Died from injuries received in a landmine blast. Source: Craig Fourie.
Makamure Rapson Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 18-Sep-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Nkomo G. Not issued   Kp Comm PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Oct-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Kurumba Caiphos Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 26-Oct-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mombeyerara Gerald Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 26-Oct-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Chikwinho Z. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Nov-78  
Maruta F. Not issued   Jnr Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Nov-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Musiyiwa P Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Nov-78  
Ngwarayi L. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Nov-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Shumbayawonda N. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Nov-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mahonde S Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 02-Nov-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mhawo Clever Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 16-Nov-78 Died from wounds received in action. Source: Craig Fourie.
Nhawo Clever Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 16-Nov-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Urayayi Fanuel Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 27-Nov-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Chakuweya T. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Dec-78 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Matamburigwa E. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Dec-78  
Posi G. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 01-Dec-78  
Sungayi L. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Dec-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mushambi Winston Not issued   Jnr Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 17-Dec-78  
Saladi - not his surname Jimmy Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 29-Dec-78 Source: Craig Fourie.
Chamunyonga Stephen Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force Mrd 01-Jan-79 Killed by terrorists.
Garikayi M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jan-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mfitshane M. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jan-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Ndeke C. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jan-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Sandi - not his surname Godfrey Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jan-79 Killed on Ops. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Tachiona S. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Jan-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Muzkuzha Stanselous Not issued   K Sgt PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-Jan-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Ndhlovu Jack Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 15-Jan-79 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Kasawaya Martin Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-Feb-79 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie.
Mandizvidza Ornard (Obert?) Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 05-Feb-79 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Saulos Peter Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 20-Feb-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Samson - not his surname Lavert Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 28-Feb-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Masarakufa N. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Matare F. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Muramboduro J. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Mar-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Ranjisi Aaron Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 18-Mar-79 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Battershill Peter John Not issued   Junior Comdt 2 9 Group, PV Ptrn, Ft Victoria Guard Force KIA 27-Mar-79 Died from wounds sustained in a vehicle ambush halfway between Mt Darwin and the BSAP Base at Dotito, Op Hurricane. He had attended a Group 9 meeting at the Mt Darwin FAF, leaving there at 1700 hours to return to his base at the BSAP Camp at Dotito, north of Mt Darwin. Driving a sandbagged Nissan flatbed truck, when CTs fired a NATO-type M90 bazooka at the truck which penetrated the windscreen, killing Peter instantly. He had attended an NS officers course before being posted to Mt Darwin to head up a small reaction unit with the responsibility of the security of 17 PVs in his area. Source: Horst Schulesberger.
Madoda T. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Apr-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Bwanacocha Minor Not issued   Sgt PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 08-Apr-79 Killed in a CT action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Kamau Freddy Not issued   Jnr Cpl PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 10-Apr-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Philips Dennis I. Not issued   Junior Comdt Echo Group, Op Grapple Guard Force KIA 13-Apr-79 Junior Commandant Dennis Philips and Keep Commander Twig Titlestad, together with two Guards, were killed when the Land Rover they were travelling in was ambushed on Mr Ivor Wilkinson's Londown Farm in the Lower Gwelo area, Op Grapple, at 1445 hours. Source John Radford and George Parker.
Titlestad Twig Not issued   Kp Comm Echo Group, Op Grapple Guard Force KIA 13-Apr-79 Junior Commandant Dennis Philips and Keep Commander Twig Titlestad, together with two Guards, were killed when the Land Rover they were travelling in was ambushed on Mr Ivor Wilkinson's Londown Farm in the Lower Gwelo area, Op Grapple, at 1445 hours. Source John Radford and George Parker.
Zvidzai Medicine Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 14-Apr-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Juta Ronnie Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 16-Apr-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Mukandiona Ruwayi Not issued   Gd 9 Group, PV Prtn, Ft Victoria Guard Force KIA 29-Apr-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Shaibu J. Not issued   Gd Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force Mrd 05-May-79 Murdered by CTs. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Kanyoka Chemunhu Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KIA 11-May-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mkwebu P. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 12-May-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Fred - not his surname T. Not issued   Jnr Cpl Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force KOAS 12-May-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Chikandiwa Moses Not issued   Gd 3 Group, PV Prtn, Chiredzi Guard Force KIA 13-May-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Isaki - not his surname Isaki R. Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 16-May-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Manyani (Manyai?) Loveros Not issued   Gd Bravo Group, Op Thrasher Guard Force KIA 31-May-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Samson - not his surname Steven Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mukuruva Elliot Not issued   Gd Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force KIA 06-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Musarurwa Moses Not issued   Gd 5 Group, PV Prtn, Mrewa Guard Force KOAS 18-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Steven - not his surname Steven Samson Not issued   Gd 9 Group, PV Prtn, Ft Victoria Guard Force KIA 20-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Chawaremera Kuwadzama Not issued   Gd 9 Group, PV Ptrn, Ft Victoria Guard Force KIA 24-Jun-79 Died from wounds received in action. Official GF records from Craig Fourie give Date of Death as 24 June.
Chavunga W. J. Not issued   Jnr Cpl Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 24-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mbemi C. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 24-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mupandagwara N. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 24-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mupondera J. Not issued   Jnr Cpl Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 24-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mushure C. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 24-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Pillow - not his surname C. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 24-Jun-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Juda Lysias Not issued   Gd 3 Group, PV Prtn, Chiredzi Guard Force KIA 26-Jun-79 Died from wounds received in action. Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Manesa R. Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 07-Jul-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Takaindisa J. Not issued   Gd 2 Group, PV Prtn, Chipinga Guard Force KOAS 08-Jul-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mhondiwa Jonathon Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 10-Jul-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mapfumo Alphonse Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 11-Jul-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Sanduka Cossam Not issued   Gd Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force KOAS 14-Jul-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Benard - not his surname Bernard Sankley Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KIA 23-Jul-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Jameson - not his surname J. Not issued   Gd 4 Group, PV Prtn, Bindura Guard Force KOAS 05-Aug-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Rukara C Not issued   WO2 LRPG Guard Force KOAS 05-Aug-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Svibe Gibson Not issued   Gd 9 Group, PV Prtn, Ft Victoria Guard Force KOAS 06-Aug-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Meleki J. Not issued   Gd Bravo Group, Op Thrasher Guard Force KOAS 07-Aug-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Chandaitirwa J. Not issued   Gd 9 Group, PV Ptrn, Ft Victoria Guard Force KOAS 19-Aug-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Makoni F Not issued   Gd 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 29-Aug-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Munyambi T. Not issued   Gd 4 Group, PV Prtn, Bindura Guard Force KIA 31-Aug-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Matuso Bernard     Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 01-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie.
Stephen - not his surname Stephen Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 01-Sep-79 This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Sandi - not his surname Comittee Not issued   Sgt 4 Group, PV Prtn, Bindura Guard Force KOAS 03-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldiers' tribal background.
Gomera Patrick Not issued   Act K Sgt 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KIA 04-Sep-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Chitupa Rodgers Not issued   Gd Echo Group, Op Grapple Guard Force KIA 06-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Fondo Danny Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KIA 09-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Muyambi Obadiah Not issued   Gd Area HQ Guard Force KIA 13-Sep-79 Died from injuries received in a landmine blast. Source: Craig Fourie.
Fox R.J. Not issued   Sgt 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 19-Sep-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the Ft Victoria to Bubye railway line. Source: George Parker. This would almost certainly not have been his surname, but his first name - a not uncommon habit back then of clerical "errors." Sadly, we may never know his surname, which is so important in tracing our black soldier
Phiri Mohamede Not issued   Cpl Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force KIA 19-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mbengano E. Not issued   Gd 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 23-Sep-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Zamba Godfrey Not issued   Gd Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force KIA 23-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Muchina C Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 24-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Wiri M Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 24-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Madunusa A. Not issued   Jnr Cpl 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 25-Sep-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Masango W. Not issued   Gd 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 25-Sep-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Ndhlovu V. Not issued   Jnr Cpl 1 Bn, Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 25-Sep-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Nyakaza C.H. Not issued   Gd 1 Bn, Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 25-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. The unit covered the Ft Victoria to Bubye railway line.
Tawonateshe Samson Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KIA 25-Sep-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Jomairwa C. Not issued   Gd 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 22-Oct-79 Official GF records from Craig Fourie. This battalion covered the line from Ft Victoria to Bubye. Source: George Parker.
Botha P. Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 22-Oct-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Rewayi Charles Not issued   Gd Echo Group, Op Grapple Guard Force KIA 26-Oct-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mtoko Spencer Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KIA 01-Nov-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Jani Mackensie Not issued   Cpl 1 Bn Line of Rail Guard Force KIA 06-Nov-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mapondera P. Not issued   Gd Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 19-Nov-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Muzanenhamo E. Not issued   Jnr Cpl Alpha Group, Op Hurricane Guard Force KOAS 19-Nov-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mashonga K. Not issued   Jnr Cpl Delta Group, Op Tangent Guard Force KOAS 01-Dec-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Tapfumaveni J. Not issued   Gd 3 Bn, Line of rail Guard Force KOAS 03-Dec-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Chidarikire T. Not issued   Gd GFRD Guard Force KOAS 09-Dec-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mutize Z. Not issued   Jnr Cpl 1 Bn, Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 13-Dec-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. This unit covered the Ft Victoria to Bubye railway line.
Mise K. Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 20-Dec-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Phillimon - not his surname J. Not issued   Gd 1 Bn, Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 26-Dec-79 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. This unit covered the Ft Victoria to Bubye railway line.
Mahupe M. Not issued   GD Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 03-Jan-80 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Mfanyana J. Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 22-Jan-80 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Munjayi T. Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 30-Jan-80 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Tinodanyaye T Not issued   Cpl 1 Bn, Line of Rail Guard Force KOAS 04-Feb-80 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF sources. This unit covered the Ft Victoria to Bubye railway line.
Nditshi L Not issued   Gd PV Prtn Group Guard Force DOAS 14-Feb-80 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records.
Zibinayi L. Not issued   Gd Charlie Group, Op Repulse Guard Force KOAS 22-Feb-80 Source: Craig Fourie from official GF records. Zibinayi was the last GF casualty of the war.
Provis Charles Stanton Not issued   Kp Comm PV Prtn Group Guard Force KOAS 15-Mar-80 Source: Craig Fourie.



THE LAST CALL

(Written for all former Rhodesians for the 11th November, 2000.)

DO YOU REMEMBER how Cecil Rhodes at the Matopos' high,
faced the fierce impi with nought but a call. 
A call for peace and a better land for all.
He stood like a colossus across the shining savanna to create an African jewel.
A jewel, which sparkled as it prospered and grew, giving of itself, to answer calls
to world battles now remembered by few.
Then, when came the dark days of conflict with the Mother of Parliaments, 
another great Rhodesian stood up and made his country's claim.
A true son of the soil, he was a quiet man with a simple name. 
When the world doubted him, fellow Rhodesians, no matter their hue,
stood with him, convinced and unafraid, defending what was rightfully due.
For fourteen years this man and those who loved their land faced the storm.
Two generations of Rhodesians answered this call. Such life was the norm.
And then their stand was lost, amidst clamours of right by their enemies and 
shouts of the good to come.
But the story has unfold, sadly, as it was foretold.
This jewel of Africa has splintered and lost it’s gleam. 
Yet those powers who so fervently wanted Rhodesia gone, now in silent
detachment, march on.
Who cares if misery has made that country lean.
Like a rising wind, voices from the past, will say, "We cared. 
With our souls and our lives, we cared for this land of flame lily flower. 
And when the great scorer comes, it will not be whether Rhodesia won or lost, but
that with so few she had fought her finest hour."
Let those who were there be proud.
And on this historical day, those who were Rhodesians , 
are asked, one and all, to once more answer a call.
Remembering the beauty of warm days and star-studded nights, 
please raise your voices to the skies and there, storm the gates of heaven with this simple prayer -
"Please God, release our birth land from the folly of powerful men."

SAM PARTRIDGE
Written in Gonubie, South Africa.
© Sam Partridge

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