Service Details
Name:
ASHBY
Given Name:
SKIDMORE FOWLER
Initials:
S F
Service No:
6503
Rank:
Private
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Natal Mounted Rifles, S.A. Forces
Other Casualties from this Regiment
Date of Death:
1942-11-28
Other Casualties on this Date
Date of Death 2:
1942-11-29
Date of Birth:
1904-01-23
Age:
38
Cause of Death:
Lost at sea on S. S. Nova Scotia, torpedoed and sunk by U-177. En route from Aden to Durban, South Africa. Carrying 6 passengers, 11 military and naval personnel, 134 South African guards and 765 Italian civil internees
Additional
Information:
Son of Skidmore F. and Alice Ashby and brother of Miss M. E. Ashby, all of "Hammond", Verulam, Natal. Born in Verulam. A farmer by profession. Attended Glenwood High School, Durban. Commemoration stone in Verulam Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
Other Casualties commemorated in Egypt
Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 119.

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