Service Details
Name:
HATHORN
Given Name:
DAVID ALISTER ROY
Initials:
D A R
Service No:
4330
Rank:
Private
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Regiment:
Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Date of Death:
1942-07-27
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Date of Birth:
1915-10-03
Age:
26
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in an operation in the vicinity of El Alamein. The Regiment had been tasked to lift an enemy minefield to create a gap for 69 Bde and an Armoured Bde to pass through. Casualties were inflicted by severe MG fire and artillery bombardment
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. Justice Alexander Anthony Roy Hathorn and Vere Gwynedd Hathorn (nee Scott), of "Dunsfold". Pietermaritzburg, Natal. Born in Pietermaritzburg, Secretary for the Trades President.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
IV. H. 25.

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