Service Details
Name:
CARSTENS
Given Name:
FRANCOIS PETRUS VAN DER MERWE
Initials:
F P V D M
Service No:
181610V
Rank:
Trooper
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Special Service Battalion, S.A. Forces
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Former Regiment:
formerly Cape Garrison Artillery
Date of Death:
1944-06-10
Other Casualties on this Date
Date of Birth:
1916-11-15
Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, by Anti-Tank fire and shelling in the Viterbo Area. When the Regiment advanced at 0900 hours, they encountered the enemy in prepared positions. He was killed during the advance
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. W. J. T. and Mrs. H. Carstens, of Retief Street, Moorreesburg, Cape Province. Born in Moorreesburg. An insurance clerk for SANLAM. He was unmarried. His brother also died on service.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
Other Casualties commemorated in Italy
Cemetery:
BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
II, E, 9.

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