Service Details
Name:
KOEKEMOER
Given Name:
PIETER JOHANNES
Initials:
P J
Service No:
36054
Rank:
Sapper
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Regiment:
South African Engineer Corps
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Unit:
4 Field Coy.
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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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:
Husband of Pieternella Marthinus Koekemoer (nee Gouws)
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. F. 14.

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