Service Details
Name:
DU PREEZ
Given Name:
JOHANNES STEPHANUS GEORG
Initials:
J S G
Service No:
37304
Rank:
Corporal
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Regiment:
South African Medical Corps
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Unit 2:
attd. 4 Field Regt. South African Artillery
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Date of Death:
1943-12-08
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Age:
22
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 Johannes S. G. and Susanna E. du Preez, of Jakhalsfontein, Bronkhorstspruit, Transvaal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. E. 16.

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