Service Details
Name:
THOMPSON
Given Name:
ROBERT SIDNEY
Initials:
R S
Service No:
33706
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
Rand Light Infantry, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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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.
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Information:
On Jeppe High School for Boys Roll of Honour
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. G. 9.
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