Talk:1st Infantry Brigade (South Africa)

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German West Africa & East Africa[edit]

I have removed references to these campaigns from the article - as the 1st Infantry Brigade Group was not involved in these actions. The German West Africa invasion was done by line regiments not formed as a Brigade while 1st and 2nd SA Mounted Brigades, the 2nd and 3rd SA Infantry Brigades, and the Cape Corps fought in German East Africa. 1st Brigade only served in Egypt and the Western Front. Farawayman (talk) 13:10, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Military Cross Recipients[edit]

The WWI MC recipient list needs to be checked. Some names on the list may be from the 2nd or 3rd Brigades and / or they may not have been serving with the 1st Brigade when they performed the action for which they were cited. Also see this comment and here. Farawayman (talk) 13:10, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Support to White Russia[edit]

There has been a recommendation that this section deserves a separate page. Opinions? Farawayman (talk) 09:18, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

I've added a link to Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. I note though that that page doesn't seem to mention South African involvement, only UK, Canada and Australia are mentioned uner British Empire. Since the brigade didn't not participate as a formed unit, I can see some reasoning for excluding mentino in this article, equally though, if the majority of the South African volunteers came from the brigade some mention does seem reasonable. David Underdown (talk) 13:48, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
I think a link is good enough for now - no page needed. I will search for some more referenced material regarding the SAfr role in the Russian Civil war and add it into the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War page when it is ready. Farawayman (talk) 17:39, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Hidden comments[edit]

The following hidden comments were at the end of the demobilisation section, and their length --- rather ridiculous, really --- resulted in a very large white space. These should be integrated somehow, but not returned to the article space. ---RepublicanJacobiteTheFortyFive 04:53, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

<!---this needs to be worked into the article!!!! Another tragic loss of life for the South African forces during the war was [[the Mendi sinking]] on 21 February 1917, when the troopship Mendi - while transporting 607 members of the ''802nd South African Native Labour Corps'' from Britain to France - was struck and cut almost in half by another ship.--->

<!---This would be more appropriate under the German West Africa Campaign page! Opinions???? In addition, the war against the [[Germany|German]] and [[Askari]] forces in [[German East Africa]] also involved more than 20,000 South African troops; they fought under General Jan Smuts's command when he directed the British campaign against there in 1915. (During the war, the army was led by General Smuts, who had rejoined the army from his position as Minister of Defence on the outbreak of the war.)--->

<!---I think this refers to the 2nd and 3rd Brigades - needs to be checked! South Africans also saw action with the [[Cape Corps]] in [[Palestine]]--->

<!---to be worked in under the Casualties section More than 146,000 whites, 83,000 blacks and 2,500 people of mixed race ("[[Coloured]]s") and [[Asians in South Africa|Asians]] served in South African military units during the war, including 43,000 in German South-West Africa and 30,000 on the Western Front. An estimated 3,000 South Africans also joined the [[Royal Flying Corps]]. The total South African casualties during the war was about 18,600 with over 12,452 killed - more than 4,600 in the European theater alone.--->