Service Details
Name:
APOLIS
Given Name:
CARLO
Initials:
C
Rank:
Rifleman
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Regiment:
The Rifles
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Unit:
4th Bn.
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Unit 2:
"A" Coy.
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Date of Death:
2010-03-01
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Age:
28
Cause of Death:
Killed by a gunshot wound resulting from small arms fire in Sangin, Helmand province. He was on a foot patrol about 700 metres east of Patrol Base Blenheim, taking part in a wider operation conducted by the 3 RIFLES Battle Group to expand security around the district centre.
Additional
Information:
Rifleman Carlo Apolis was a South African who came to the United Kingdom in 2004. He worked in a hotel in Exeter before joining the Army, a little older than most recruits. Rifleman Apolis initially enlisted in 2007 but left the Army for a short while before re-joining six months later. After attending the demanding Combat Infantryman's Course at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, Rifleman Apolis joined 4th Battalion, The Rifles in November 2007. He was posted to A Company, training with them throughout 2008 and then attended Pre-Deployment Training in 2009, prior to deploying on his first Operational tour to Afghanistan on Operation HERRICK 11. Nicknamed 'Apollo' by friends within his platoon, Rifleman Apolis was 28 when he died. His parents Eleanor and Cupido, sisters Falecia and Olivia, his long-term girlfriend Rebecca Williams
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Western Cape
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Cemetery:
MALMESBURY CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Cremated - ashes may have been scattered in UK

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