Service Details
Name:
OOSTHUYSE
Given Name:
HENDRIK ALBERTUS
Initials:
H A
Service No:
74217076PE
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
South African Artillery
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Unit:
10 Anti Aircraft Regiment
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Date of Death:
1983-12-18
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Date of Birth:
1958-08-26
Age:
25
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:
Husband of Mrs. M. C. Oosthuyse
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Western Cape
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Cemetery:
BELLVILLE (STIKLAND) CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Military Stone

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