Service Details
Name:
VAN DER VYVER
Given Name:
RUBEN van WYK
Initials:
R V W
Service No:
12327
Rank:
Corporal
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Regiment:
Die Middelandse Regiment, S.A. Forces
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Date of Death:
1942-11-28
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Date of Death 2:
1942-11-29
Date of Birth:
1904-07-08
Age:
38
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
Additional
Information:
Son of Bernardus Lambertus and Emmerentia van der Vyver (nee van Wyk), of Aberdeen, Cape Province. Ex-husband (divorced) of the late Martha van der Vyver (nee Struwig). Born in Aberdeen, Cape Province. He had 2 sons and a daughter. He lived at 8 Cathcart Street, Aberdeen.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 133.

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