Service Details
Name:
VARTY
Given Name:
HERBERT REX BOYD
Initials:
H R B
Service No:
4497
Rank:
Private
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Date of Death:
1941-02-22
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Date of Birth:
1919-06-03
Age:
21
Cause of Death:
Killed in action. Elements of "C" Coy, while on patrol near Gelib, Somaliland, were approached by an Italian officer under a white flag, apparently with the intention of surrendering. The Patrol Commander went forward to arrange matters but while this was underway, they were surrounded by Italian Native troops who opened fire on them from under cover
Additional
Information:
Son of Herbert A. B. Varty and Nellie Varty, of Bulwer, Natal. Born in Bulwer. A Surveyors Assistant for the National Roads Dept.
Commemoration
Country:
Kenya
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Cemetery:
NAIROBI WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
2. F. 13.

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