Battle of Ellis Park Blue Plaque - Heritage Portal - 2012

On March 10, 1922 the white miner’s strike turned into an armed revolt against the Smuts government. During the subsequent Rand Revolt, the rebels briefly established control in Jeppe, among other districts. On  March 11 over 600 mostly unarmed men of the Jeppe and Denver Workers commandoes led by Captain Hall MC launched a surprise attack on the army depot at Ellis Park. About 8 soldiers of 150 of the defending Imperial Light Horse regiment and an unknown number of strikers died.

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Corner Erin Street and Bertrams Road, Doornfontein

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Photos of the blue plaque and Battle of Ellis Park mural (The Heritage Portal)