Service Details
Name:
SQUIRES
Given Name:
RONALD
Initials:
R
Service No:
53606
Rank:
Sergeant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Artillery
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Date of Death:
1942-11-28
Other Casualties on this Date
Date of Death 2:
1942-11-29
Age:
26
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
Decorations:
B E M
Citations:
LG Sup 9 Sept 1942 - "In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November, 1941, to April, 1942"
Additional
Information:
Son of Percy and Carrie Squires, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Commemoration stone in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
Other Casualties commemorated in Egypt
Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Other Casualties commemorated in this Cemetery
Grave Reference:
Column 112.

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