Service Details
Name:
GATES
Given Name:
KENNETH
Initials:
K
Service No:
82617V
Rank:
Lance Corporal
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Regiment:
Pretoria Regiment, S.A. Forces
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Date of Death:
1944-06-15
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Date of Birth:
1921-05-24
Age:
23
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot by a sniper when his tank was disabled and he baled out. While his wounds were being treated, he was once again shot and died. This was in the vicinity of Orveito, near the River Paglia
Additional
Information:
Son of Alfred Atkinson and Olive Elizabeth Gates (nee Williams), of 11 Barclay Road, Dunnottar, Nigel, Transvaal. Born Germiston. Employed on a Gold Mine. He was unmarried.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
II, F, 17.

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