Roll of Honour


(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."

(former Commandant, Rhodesian Guard Force)
Written in Gonubie, South Africa. 

© Sam Partridge

Reproduction in media of any form is prohibited except with express written permission of the author

Name Rank KIA/KOAS Name Rank KIA/KOAS
Battershill,P. Jnr.Commandant Mar-79 Mfitshane,M. Guard Jan-79
Benard,S. Guard Jun-79 Mhawo,C. Guard Nov-78
Buru,L. Guard Sep-78 Mhondiwa,J. Guard Jul-79
Bwanacocha,S Sergeant Apr-79 Mkwebu,P. Guard May-79
Chakaweya,T. Guard Dec-78 Mombeyarara,G. Guard Sep-78
Chamunyonga,S. Guard Jan-79 Moyo,D. Guard Jun-78
Charingira,E. Guard Sep-78 Mtsombe,C. Guard Aug-78
Chaukura,M. Guard Dec-77 Mtupane,A. Corporal Aug-78
Chavunga,W. Corporal Jun-79 Mubondera,J. Corporal Jun-79
Chawaremera,K. Guard Jun-79 Muchona,S. Guard Jul-78
Chifodondo,N. Guard Aug-78 Mudimu,S. Guard Aug-78
Chikandiwa,M. Guard May-79 Mugwaga,W. Guard Dec-77
Chikwinho,Z. Guard Nov-78 Mujero,T. Corporal Sep-78
Chimtasha,M. Guard Mar-78 Mukandiona,R. Guard Apr-79
Chinyadze,B. Guard Mar-78 Mukuruva,E. Guard Jun-79
Chinyimo,N. Guard Jun-78 Munemo,O. Guard Nov-77
Chirambadare,T. Guard Dec-77 Munemo,R. Guard Sep-78
Chiringwa,K. Corporal Aug-78 Munyani,E. Guard May-78
Chitupa,R. Guard Sep-79 Mupandagwara,N. Guard Jun-79
Dunezwe,B. Guard Apr-77 Murambudoro,J. Guard Mar-79
Dzimba,S. Guard Aug-78 Mureza,M. Guard Sep-78
Dzingai,V. Guard Jun-77 Murungweni,G. Guard Sep-77
Fani,D. Guard Jun-78 Musaruwa,M. Guard Jun-79
Firi,J. Guard Jul-78 Mushambi,W. Corporal Dec-78
Fondo,D. Guard Sep-79 Mushure,C. Guard Jun-79
Fred,T. Corporal May-79 Muyambi,O. Guard Sep-79
Freddy,W. Guard Sep-78 Muzkuzha,S. Sergeant Jan-79
Ganga,K. Guard May-78 Mwanagumbi,D. Corporal Dec-77
Garikayi,M. Guard Jan-79 Ndebele,M. Guard May-78
George,P. Guard Jun-78 Ndeke,C. Guard Jan-79
Gomera,P. Act. Sergeant Sep-79 Ndhlovu,J. Guard Jan-79
Gwatidzo,G. Guard Jul-78 Ndlovu,J. Guard Mar-78
Isaac,K. Guard Sep-78 Ngoshi,E. Guard Nov-77
Isaki, R. Guard May-79 Ngwarayi,L. Guard Nov-78
Jani,M. Corporal Nov-79 Nhawo,C. Guard Nov-78
Joel,E. Guard May-78 Nkomo,G. Commander Oct-78
Jojo,C. Guard May-78 Nyakuchemwa,D. Guard Sep-78
Jojo,H. Sergeant Sep-78 Nyarendaha,H. Guard Dec-77
Juda,L. Guard Jun-79 Patireki,J. Guard Jul-77
Juta,R. Guard Mar-79 Pedley,C. Dep.K.Commander Jul-77
Kamau,F. Corporal Apr-79 Pferedzai,N. Guard Jun-78
KandeKande,J. Guard Sep-77 Phillips,D. Jnr. Commandant Apr-79
Kanyoka,G. Guard May-79 Phiri,M. Guard Sep-79
Kapa,O. Guard Sep-78 Pillow,C. Guard Jun-79
Kasawaya,M. Guard Feb-79 Pinge,H. Guard Jun-78
Kavoko,H. Guard Sep-78 Posi,G. Guard Dec-78
Kayisi,W. Guard Jul-78 Posthumus,G. Commander Sep-78
Kurumba,C. Guard Sep-78 Ranjisi,A. Guard May-79
Kushamba,F Guard Jan-78 Ranjisi,A. Guard Mar-79
Lima,M. Guard Jan-78 Rewayi,C. Guard Nov-79
Liwa,B. Sergeant Apr-78 Rusere,T. Guard May-78
Madoda,T. Guard Apr-79 Saladi,J. Guard Dec-78
Maduveko,M. Guard May-78 Samson,L. Guard Feb-79
Magawise,J. Guard Dec-77 Sandi,C. Sergeant Sep-79
Mahonde,G. Guard Nov-78 Sandi,G. Guard Dec-78
Makamure,R. Guard Sep-78 Sanduka,C. Guard Jul-79
Mamvura,G. Guard Oct-77 Saulos,P. Guard Feb-79
Mamvura,T. Guard Dec-77 Seremwe,M. Guard Feb-78
Manasa,G. Guard Jun-78 Shaibu,J. Guard May-79
Mandisodza,S. Guard Feb-78 Shapley,M. Commander Sep-78
Mandizviza,O. Guard Feb-79 Shoniwa,M. Guard Sep-78
Manesa,R. Guard Jun-79 Shumbyawonda,N. Guard Nov-78
Mangoyi,G. Guard May-78 Sikandavire,E.  Guard May-78
Mano,K. Guard Sep-77 Sikirita,C. Guard Sep-78
Manyani,L.  Guard May-79 Stephen,S. Guard Sep-79
Mapfumo,A. Guard Jun-79 Steven,S. Guard Jun-79
Mapise,S. Guard Jun-78 Sungayi,L. Guard Dec-78
Mapita,A. Guard Mar-78 Svibe,G. Guard Aug-79
Maruta,F. Corporal Nov-78 Tachiona,S. Guard Jan-79
Masarakufa,N. Guard Mar-79 Takaindisa,J. Guard Jul-79
Mashamba,C. Guard Nov-77 Tapambwa,J. Guard Feb-78
Mashingaidze,R. Guard Apr-77 Tawonateshe,S. Guard Oct-79
Masimba,K. Corporal Jul-77 Thomas,P. Guard Sep-78
Matamburigwa,E. Guard Dec-78 Titlestad,T. Commander Apr-79
Matare,F. Guard Mar-79 Tsikira,S. Guard Aug-78
Matunduro,O. Guard Aug-78 Urayayi,F. Guard Nov-78
Mavura,L. Guard Sep-78 Willie,M. Guard Jun-78
Mazhuiwa,F. Guard Sep-78 Zamba,G. Guard Nov-79
Mazinyane,V. Acting WO2 Jun-78 Zarura,P. Guard May-78
Mbaiwa,P. Guard Nov-77 Zimuna,F. Guard Oct-77
Mbasela,P. Guard Mar-78 Zvidzai,M Guard Apr-78
Mbemi,C. Guard Jun-79 Zvidzai,M Guard Apr-79

Zvirime,M. Guard Jun-77