Service Details
Name:
BACKEBERG
Given Name:
HENRY WERNER
Initials:
H W
Rank:
Captain
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Regiment:
Transvaal Scottish
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Date of Death:
1922-03-10
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Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, during Rand Revolt
Decorations:
M C
Citations:
LG Sup 16 Sep 1918 pg. 11055 - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great judgment in his handling of men. He went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to try and establish communication with other troops. By his cool bearing and splendid leadership he set a fine example to the men under his command"
Additional
Information:
Estate file MHG Ref. 48600, dated 1922, in the National Archives, Pretoria: Henry Werner BACKEBERG
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Gauteng
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Cemetery:
JOHANNESBURG (BRIXTON) CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Transvaal Scottish Coll. Grave Gen 5633

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