Service Details
Name:
BARNARD
Given Name:
BEN ALLEN
Initials:
B A
Service No:
28049
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
South African Police
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Unit:
1st
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Unit 2:
attd. Rand Light Infantry
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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Age:
39
Cause of Death:
Died as a POW, whilst being loaded onto railway wagons to be transported to Germany, the rail yards at Aquila were bombed by USAF B-25 bombers. About 200 POWs were killed, all who were trapped in locked cattle cars.
Additional
Information:
Son of Ben Fred and Ellen Magdalena Barnard. Husband of Anna Johanna (nee Smith) Barnard, of Krugersdorp
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. G. 2.

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