Service Details
Name:
BOTHA
Given Name:
HERTZOG
Initials:
H
Service No:
1889
Rank:
Lance Corporal
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Regiment:
Royal Durban Light Infantry, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st Bn.
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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Age:
27
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 Cornelius Johannes and Hester Susanna (nee Marx) Botha. Born Lushington, Stockenstroom
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. G. 12.

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