YOUR LOVING SON, YUM, the letters of Grahame Alexander Munro to his family, 1915-1916

: Satchwell (K.) comp.

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156pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Port Alfred), 2014


Grahame Munro was born in 1896 on the farm Slaai Kraal outside Grahamstown. In January 1915, aged eighteen, he volunteered to serve with the South African forces in the First World War and fought in German South West Africa and German East Africa. He died of wounds in December 1916 and is buried in the Iringa Military Cemetery. This book is a collection of the letters he wrote to his family during those two years. His family deposited the letters with the Cory Library for Humanities Research at Rhodes University.

Kathleen Statchwell is a Judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court.