Service Details
Name:
VILJOEN
Given Name:
MATTHYS LAUBSCHER
Initials:
M L
Service No:
110338V
Rank:
Sergeant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
Pretoria Regiment, S.A. Forces
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Former Regiment:
formerly 6th Mounted Regiment
Date of Death:
1944-06-15
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Date of Birth:
1914-04-29
Age:
30
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, when he exited his tank with a first aid kit to try and assist the crew of a knocked out Stuart tank. He was shot by a sniper, in the vicinity of Orveito, near the River Paglia
Additional
Information:
Son of Hercules and Christina Francina Glaudina Viljoen (nee Laubscher). Born Bufferskraal, District Worcester. A farmer at Buffelskraal. He was unmarried. He had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. On Worcester War Memorial, Western Cape
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
II, F, 13.

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