Service Details
Name:
MASHIKA
Given Name:
ESAU
Initials:
E
Service No:
83890418SWK
Rank:
Rifleman
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Regiment:
South West African Territory Force
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Unit:
202 Battalion
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Date of Death:
1983-12-18
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Date of Birth:
1963-02-22
Age:
20
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Ops Askari, ten members that were part of an Anti-Aircraft team deployed near Caiundu in Southern Angola were killed during a fierce fire-fight when their position was attacked by a numerically superior enemy force of more than 200 FAPLA troops. Sergeant Hendrik Albertus Oosthuyse volunteered to remain behind armed with a MAG machine-gun and due to his heroic actions, he delayed the enemy advance sufficiently to allow the remainder of the team to successfully evade capture
Additional
Information:
No additional information known at this time
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Gauteng
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Cemetery:
SADF WALL OF REMEMBRANCE, VOORTREKKER MONUMENT, PRETORIA
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Grave Reference:
Alternative Commemoration until grave found

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