Service Details
Name:
MUIR
Given Name:
JOHN HAROLD
Initials:
J H
Service No:
4536
Rank:
Private
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Regiment:
Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Unit 2:
Support Commando
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Date of Death:
1941-02-22
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Date of Birth:
1919-08-27
Age:
21
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds. Elements of "C" Coy, while on patrol near Gelib, Somaliland, were approached by an Italian officer under a white flag, apparently with the intention of surrendering. The Patrol Commander went forward to arrange matters but while this was underway, they were surrounded by Italian Native troops who opened fire on them from under cover
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. J. H. G. Muir, of Prince Alfred Street, Pietermaritzburg. Born in Pietermaritzburg. An electrician.
Commemoration
Country:
Kenya
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Cemetery:
NAIROBI WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
2. F. 11.

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