Service Details
Name:
APPELGRYN
Given Name:
WILLIE JACOBUS
Initials:
W J
Service No:
76293679BG
Rank:
Rifleman
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Regiment:
South African Infantry Corps
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Unit:
5 South African Infantry Battalion
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Date of Death:
1979-12-14
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Date of Birth:
1960-07-31
Age:
19
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds, near Nkongo Ovamboland. After passing a waterhole near a village his platoon was ambushed. Some soldiers were still drawing water. Appelgryn and Victor where hit. Recoilless rifles were used and vehicles, so this was no small enemy force. Three quarters of the platoon were wounded. Appelgryn was hit in the shoulder and the round hit his shoulderblade and went into his lungs. When his mate got to him he told him to leave him and to help the more badly wounded chaps. He died shortly after.
Additional
Information:
Stepson of Mr. R. B. Seymis
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Kwazulu Natal
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Cemetery:
DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY
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