Service Details
Name:
COLEMAN
Given Name:
LESLIE CHARLES MARTIN
Initials:
L C M
Service No:
1505
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
Umvoti Mounted Rifles, S.A. Forces
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Died as a POW, whilst being loaded onto railway wagons to be transported to Germany, the rail yards at Aquila were bombed by USAF B-25 bombers. About 200 POWs were killed, all who were trapped in locked cattle cars.
Additional
Information:
Son of Edward J. and Mary C. Coleman, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. G. 19.

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