Service Details
Name:
BROKENSHA
Given Name:
FRANCIS WESLEY
Initials:
F W
Service No:
99156
Rank:
Sergeant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Corps of Signals
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Date of Death:
1942-11-28
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Date of Death 2:
1942-11-29
Age:
47
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:
Royal Humane Society
Citations:
From RHS - Brokensha, W. Case 38660 - At 11 a.m. on the 21st July, 1911, J.C. Burton was bathing in the sea at Amanzimtoti, Natal, and got into difficulty. W. Brokensha went to his help but could not save him, and was himself washed ashore half an hour after.
Additional
Information:
Son of Thomas and Sarah Brokensha; husband of May C. Brokensha, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa. Awarded the Royal Humane Society's Medal. Commemoration stone in Dundee Cemetery
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 141.

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