Service Details
Name:
SCHMIDT
Given Name:
VERNON GERALD
Initials:
V G
Service No:
26659
Rank:
Lance Corporal
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Regiment:
Imperial Light Horse, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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Date of Birth:
1918-03-12
Age:
25
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 Herbert Emil Emrich and Frida Bertha Schmidt, of "Torwood", Cross Roads, Cape Province. Born in Keiskama Hoek, Cape Province. A mine survey clerk. He was unmarried.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. E. 15.

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