Service Details
Name:
BASSON
Given Name:
HUGO AMOS WILLEM
Initials:
H A W
Service No:
SAP/195541
Rank:
Private
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Corps of Military Police
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Former Regiment:
South African Police Constable #11055
Date of Death:
1942-11-28
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Date of Death 2:
1942-11-29
Age:
38
Cause of Death:
Lost at sea on S. S. Nova Scotia, torpedoed and sunk by U-177. En route from Aden to Durban, South Africa. Carrying 6 passengers, 11 military and naval personnel, 134 South African guards and 765 Italian civil internees
Additional
Information:
Son of Willem Albertus Gideon Basson and Elsie Sophia Gloudina (nee Engelbrecht). Husband of Johanna Elizabeth Basson (nee Savage), of Cape Town, South Africa. He had 7 children.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
Other Casualties commemorated in Egypt
Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 149.

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