Service Details
Name:
LANDREY
Given Name:
MAURICE RALPH PATON
Initials:
M R P
Service No:
84559
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Former Regiment:
formerly Rand Light Infantry
Date of Death:
1942-07-27
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Date of Birth:
1913-02-10
Age:
29
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds, received in action in an operation in the vicinity of El Alamein. The Regiment had been tasked to lift an enemy minefield to create a gap for 69 Bde and an Armoured Bde to pass through. Casualties were inflicted by severe MG fire and artillery bombardment. He suffered a traumatic injury to his left leg and died the same day
Additional
Information:
Son of Alfred Ernest Paton Landrey and Frances Harriet Landrey; husband of Frances Annetta Landrey, of Branksome Towers, Wanderers Street, Johannesburg. B.Sc., B.Sc. (Mining). Employed with the Dept of Mines. His brother also died in service in WW1
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
IV. A. 24.

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