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Wilson Banda (1958 - 1978)

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Cst Wilson Banda
Born in Nyasalandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Mangwende TTLmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 11 Feb 2019
10:13: Andrew Field edited the Biography for Wilson Banda (1958-1978). [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: Mangwende Tribal Trust Land, Mashonaland, Rhodesia | Warren Hills Cemetery, Harare, Harare Province | Roll of Honour (War), British South Africa Police | Support Unit Branch, British South Africa Police | Killed in Action, Rhodesia, Rhodesian Bush War.

Cst Wilson Banda was Killed in Action during Rhodesian Bush War.


Birth & Upbringing: Born 1958.
Education: He was schooled at Queen's Mine School near Nkai [1]
Military Service: The BSA Police was very much a para-military service and was the nation's first line of defence. Young policemen were thus thrust into armed conflict during the insurgency of the later 1960's and the decade which followed. Those who appear on the BSA Police Roll of Honour (War) are afforded full military honours in the true sense.
The Support Unit of the British South Africa Police was a military organisation of Brigade strength and it sole purpose was to participate as infantry in anti terrorist insurgency operations alongside the Rhodesian Army. The Support Unit was a highly successful disciplined unit.
Occupation: Policeman - joined the BSA Police in September 1976;Reg. No. 24522; served until March 1978. He was posted to Support Unit India Troop.
Demise: Killed in action - contact and engagement with enemy while serving as a Constable with Support Unit in Mangwende TTL [2] [3] [4] .
Burial: Wilson Banda was buried at Warren Hills Cemetery on 31 March 1978 following a military funeral ceremony. [5]


  1. Obituary Notice Outpost 3/1978 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  2. Andrew Field: BSA Police Website Roll of Honour Banda Entry
  3. Ibid Outpost Magazine
  4. A Haggett & G van Tonder "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981" ISBN 978-1-920143-75-6 based on the original Dr. JRT Wood citing Rhodesian Sitreps and other sources.
  5. Ibid. Obituary Notice Outpost Magazine

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